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August 30, 2010 - A system was released in Japan last week that helps guide treatment of cardiac arrhythmias by creating a 3-D cardiac map and model based on the information from electrophysiology...

August 20, 2010 – Health Canada granted market approval for the Medtronic Ablation Frontiers Cardiac Ablation System, a radiofrequency (RF) ablation system to treat atrial fibrillation (AF).

August 9, 2010 – A merger is being finalized between Medtronic and cardiac surgery device maker ATS Medical. The company develops and manufactures products and services for the treatment of...

July 16, 2010 – Use of anatomically designed catheters reduces lab time by more than one-third compared to traditional point-by-point focal ablation procedures for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI),...

July 16, 2010 – Biosense Webster Inc.

June 24, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new catheter and software for treating cardiac arrythmias. Biosense Webster Inc. announced yesterday that the FDA has...

June 24, 2010 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced this week that it has given a $2.2 million grant to fund new treatment technology for atrial fibrillation (AF). The grant will...

June 22, 2010 – Data from the FAST-PVI study, supported by Medtronic Inc., shows lab time using anatomically designed ablation catheters are more than one-third faster than traditional point-by-...

June 17, 2010 – The EnSite Contact Technology platform has received European CE Mark approval, St. Jude Medical Inc. announced today at the 17th World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and...

June 15, 2010 – The first ablation catheter that indicates the contact force of the catheter against the wall of the heart was recently released in Europe. Biotronik partnered with Endosense for...

June 11, 2010 – A multicenter, randomized trial planned in the United States will compare laser ablation followed by adjunctive balloon angioplasty as compared to balloon angioplasty alone in...

May 17, 2010 – The first clinical cases using an irrigated ablation catheter were recently completed in the European Union, following recent CE Mark approval. The Thermocool SF irrigated ablation...

May 17, 2010 – New STOP AF (Sustained Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial data showing the number of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients reporting AF symptoms...

May 5, 2010 – Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is one of the fastest growing electrophysiology (EP) procedures, but requires the delivery of robust lesions for clinical success....

April 21, 2010 – A second generation, force-sensing ablation catheter released this week in Europe, gives physicians a real-time, objective measure of contact force during the treatment of cardiac...

March 18, 2010 — A cardiac cryoablation catheter system designed for patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) has completed premarket approval and is under review by the U.S. Food and...

February 5, 2010 – Cardiac surgical ablation system maker AtriCure agreed to pay $3.8 million plus interest for allegedly using illegal kickbacks and an off-label marketing campaign to induce...

January 26, 2010 — According to data appearing today in JAMA , patients with atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, who were treated with catheter ablation using the NaviStar...

January 21, 2010 – A new minimally invasive therapy using radiofrequency ablation to short-circuit nerves in the kidney arteries shows promise in treating uncontrolled hypertension. The research...

January 2, 2010 – The FDA cleared the Celsius RMT ThermoCool ablation catheter for use with Stereotaxis' magnetic navigation system in the treatment of type 1 atrial flutter.