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May 6, 2011 – New data presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions are the first to look at the use of highly specialized signals within...
May 6, 2011 – Results from an analysis of the ALTITUDE Clinical Science program demonstrated that defibrillator therapy saves lives from lethal arrhythmias without an increase in mortality due to...

March 4, 2011 – According to a retrospective sub-study of the Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial (SCD-HeFT), there is no evidence that implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) benefit...

March 1, 2011 – Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Biotronik have emerged as leaders in the €2.8 billion European cardiac rhythm management (CRM) electrophysiology and ablation market, according to...

February 10, 2011 – Never before has a therapy proven more beneficial for women than men in preventing heart disease – until now.

February 1, 2011 – Despite the benefits of therapy with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), inappropriate shocks from the devices are common and place patients at a greater mortality...

January 28, 2011 – The Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil False Claims Act lawsuit against Boston Scientific, Guidant LLC and other entities seeking additional...

January 24, 2011 – Boston Scientific has reached an agreement with Fukuda Denshi to market and sell its cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices and accessories throughout Japan. Fukuda Denshi will...

December 29, 2010 - Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific...

October 29, 2010 – Site enrollment has been completed for the 50-site CITADEL and CENTURION clinical studies to evaluate the Tyrx AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope. The device is designed to help...

October 20, 2010 – New study results show that patients undergoing cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation had a 99.5 percent rate of successful implantation with an overall...

October 5, 2010 – Data from a prospective study show physicians may benefit from knowing complication rates associated with pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) generator...

October 4, 2010 – Long-term data from a clinical trial studying the benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy have been published in Circulation.

September 28, 2010 - Software downloaded during a routine office visit cuts the risk of inappropriate shocks by 50 percent for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD),...

September 8, 2010 – Total complications for new implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implants (including death in the laboratory) have decreased from 3.77 percent in 2006 to 2.87 percent...

August 12, 2010 - Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital heart rhythm specialists recently gave a 34-year-old man an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) that did not require X-ray...

July 27, 2010 – Results of the largest U.S. outpatient heart failure clinical study show that implementation of a process improvement program significantly improved adherence to evidence-based,...

July 20, 2010 – The final results of the landmark TRUST Trial (Lumax-T/Lumos-T Safely RedUceS RouTine Office Device Follow-up), which show wireless remote monitoring of implantable cardiac devices...

July 13, 2010 – A new meta-analysis of five implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) studies shows a smaller impact of sudden cardiac death (SCD) on overall mortality in women.

July 8, 2010 – A new consensus statement released recently by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) offers guidance for managing cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) in patients nearing...