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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...

June 17, 2010 – The Protecta portfolio of defibrillators will soon be available in Europe. Medtronic Inc. today announced the European launch of the Protecta portfolio of implantable cardioverter-...

June 10, 2010 – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has certified Lumedx Corp. as an official ACC-National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)...

May 14, 2010 – New evidence demonstrates key shock-reduction programming strategies significantly reduced implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy...

May 12, 2010 – The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) today cleared the AnalyST implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) with ST-monitoring in Japan. The device continuously...

May 11, 2010 – A cellular accessory has been added to an implantable cardiac device remote monitoring system to make it easier for patients to securely send information to their physicians. The...

May 11, 2010 – A wireless USB adaptor allows patients with implantable cardiac devices to stay connected with physicians without the need for a standard landline phone connection. Today St. Jude...

April 28, 2010 — The U.S. District Court in Minnesota this week declined to accept the plea agreement between Guidant and the U.S. Justice Department related to its failure to report adverse...

May 4, 2010 — New research released this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows the value of implantable cardiac device diagnostics in identifying worsening...

April 14, 2010 – An antibacterial wrap for implanted pacemakers and defibrillators released this week is designed to provide protection against infections. The AigisRx Flat delivers the...

April 9, 2010 – A survey of physicians by Majestic Research found that Boston Scientific’s March 15 decision to withdraw from the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) market will have a...

April 7, 2010 – A medical manufacturer pleaded guilty Monday to criminal violations for improper reporting of short-circuit failures of three models of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators...

March 26, 2010 – The first implantations were announced yesterday for a single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The system provides physicians with complete diagnostic information...

March 24, 2010 – Enrollment began this week in the CITADEL, which is the second of two large-scale, prospective, multicenter studies comparing implantable electrophysiology device infection rates...

March 22, 2010 – A pivotal clinical trial recently began to gain U.S. approval for a defibrillator system that does not have any leads in or on the heart. Additionally, no imaging equipment is...