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December 30, 3009 – The U.S. Justice Department said yesterday Spectranetics Corp. agreed to pay $4.9 million in civil damages, plus a $100,000 forfeiture, to resolve allegations it illegally...

The incidence of cardiac arrhythmia is expected to increase significantly with an aging U.S. population and rising rates of obesity. In 2008, atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common complex...

November 6, 2009 — Stereotaxis received notice this week that its Celsius RMT ThermoCool catheter received CE mark for distribution in the European market.

October 13, 2009 – ATS Medical Inc. today said it received CE mark for the ATS CryoMaze 10-S Surgical Cryoablation Probe for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

October 1, 2009 – Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it filed a 510(k) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking clearance for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) in...

September 28, 2009 – Data supporting the long-term safety and effectiveness of renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) using radio-frequency ablation in treating patients with chronic hypertension...

September 18, 2009 – Physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York became the first in the U.S. to ablate atrial fibrillation (AF) using a visually-guided laser balloon catheter.

September 8, 2009 – Endosense, a medical technology company focused on improving the efficacy, safety and reproducibility of catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, said last...

September 8, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare and SurgiVision Inc. today announced an agreement for the codevelopment and commercialization of a real-time magnetic resonance image (MRI)-guided cardiac...

August 5, 2009 – Stereotaxis Inc. said today clinicians performed more than 2,500 procedures with the magnetic irrigated catheter since its commercial release, and the major adverse cardiac event...

July 29, 2009 – Transoma Medical Inc., manufacturer of Sleuth AT wireless implantable cardiac monitoring system, today announced the first patient enrollment and implant in a long-term study to...

July 20, 2009 - ATS Medical Inc. today announced the first commercial use of the new ATS CryoMaze 10-S Surgical Cryoablation Probe for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

July 17, 2009 – Medtronic announced today the completion of a 12-month follow-up in the STOP-AF (Sustained Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial evaluating the first...

July 8, 2009 – CardioFocus Inc. said yesterday it received a CE mark in Europe for its Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) to treat patients with atrial fibrillation.

July 8, 2009 – A procedure that sends targeted energy into the heart through a catheter can be used to treat a common type of irregular heartbeat, but little is known about the treatment's long-...

June 18, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. said today the FDA approved its Cool Point Irrigation Pump, used in conjunction with St. Jude Medical (SJM) open-irrigated ablation catheters, to supply a...

June 15, 2009 - Mayo Clinic received $48 million in grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a component of the National Institute of Health, and from industry partners...

May 14, 2009 – In final, one-year results of a multicenter randomized clinical study, catheter ablation demonstrated significantly better outcomes compared to anti-arrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy...

May 6, 2009 - Endosense said today it received the CE mark for its TactiCath system, reportedly the first force-sensing ablation catheter developed to gives physicians a real-time, objective...

May 6, 2009 - Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it made a pre-IDE (investigational device exemption) submission to the FDA regarding the use of laser ablation to treat in-stent restenosis (ISR)...