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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.

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...