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August 1, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Rhythmia mapping system, a next-generation 3-D mapping and navigation...

The healthcare sector in the United States is facing several reforms, mainly from the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, the results from a survey of 1,710...

July 25, 2013 — The 2013 ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Guidelines on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm...

CorPath Robotic Angioplasty Corindus Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center South Dakot

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, S.D. became the first hospital to perform a robotic angioplasty for a patient with an acute heart attack, achieving a far better door-to-balloon time...

July 24, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and launch of the Accent MRI pacemaker and the Tendril MRI ...

Zoll Medical Corp has announced that survival from one of the leading causes of death in the United States, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, more than doubled from 26 percent to 56 percent when...

July 15, 2013 — Leonhardt Ventures and Core Manufacturing LLC have announced a new partnership to manufacture and bring to market a lineup of medical technologies.

In a move that would significantly boost its capabilities in the fast-growing market for advanced electrophysiology procedures, Boston Scientific Corporation has entered into a definitive...

June 28, 2013 — Maquet Cardiovascular LLC announced it has acquired LAAx Inc., a privately held company that has developed a unique mechanical occlusion device called the TigerPaw System II....

June 28, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE mark approval of its next-generation quadripolar device, the Quadra Assura MP cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D).

Sorin Group Reply Pacemakers Sleep Apnea Clinical Study

Sorin Group announced the results of the DREAM clinical trial. In this study, the sleep apnea monitoring (SAM) algorithm of Sorin Reply 200 pacemakers was validated against polysomnography, the...

Validating its shock reduction research and technology, Medtronic Inc. announced the results of three clinical trials, Shock-Less, PainFree SST and ADVANCE III, which successfully employed...

Boston Scientific Formio Vitalio Inliven Pacemakers EP Lab

Boston Scientific Corporation is launching a new family of pacemakers in Europe. These pacemakers monitor respiration, adjust pacing accordingly, and support insight into the patient's overall...

June 25, 2013 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that a paper published in Critical Care Medicine reported the likelihood of achieving a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC)...

Medtronic Inc. announced new data demonstrating that simultaneously pacing the lower chambers of the heart, or biventricular (BiV) pacing with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device,...

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the intensive care unit (ICU) that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's...

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released an expanded clinical practice guideline for the management of patients with heart failure, updating definitions and...

Data presented at Heart Rhythm 2013 show that Medtronic Inc. Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software detected pace/sense lead issues in non-Medtronic leads at a greater rate than standard impedance...

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey approved an agreement under which Vascular Solutions Inc. will cease further manufacture, sales and distribution of its R-Band Radial...

Zoll Medical Corp. has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to enter the Japanese market with its Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM)...