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Micra TPS, world's smallest pacemaker, Heart Rhythm Society, study, MHIF

Results from a clinical trial evaluating the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker, were presented at the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th annual scientific sessions...

CIEDs, UCSF, UC San Francisco, defibrillator, pacemaker, monitoring, SCD

The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) may be underestimating device problems, according to UC San Francisco researchers. They propose systematic...

Biotronik, ProMRI, pacemaker, Eluna, Heart Rhythm 2015

Biotronik announced that since the launch of the ProMRI Eluna pacemaker system in late March 2015, 60 percent of pacing devices sold by the company are approved for use during magnetic...

Micra TPS, Transcatheter Pacing Study, Heart Rhythm 2015, Medtronic

The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart found the Medtronic Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS) safe and effective in patients...

Greatbatch Medical, Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead

A new epicardial pacing lead has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminitysration (FDA) as an option for the implant of a pacemaker, defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT...

HRS, remote monitoring, RM, standard of care, CIEDs

A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM) become standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs...

Geneva Healthcare, Geneva Healthcare Suite 2.0, HRS, patient engagement

Geneva Healthcare will showcase a set of new features on The Geneva Healthcare Suite – a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices – at Heart Rhythm Society's annual scientific...

Medtronic, Micra TPS, pacemaker, world's smallest, CE Mark

Medtronic plc announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker. At less than one-tenth the size of...

ultrasound, heart, beat, pacemaker, Drexel University, Applied Physiology

Ultrasound can increase the rate at which heart cells beat, researchers from Drexel University report. In their paper “Ultrasound-Induced Modulation of Cardiac Rhythm in Neonatal Rat Ventricular...

EBR Systems Inc. announced it has raised $20 million for clinical studies and regulatory filings, including commitments toward a second quarter closing. EBR Systems is using the funds to build on...

fetal pacemaker, CHLA, USC, first, fully implantable, FDA

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with...

University of the Basque Country, ICDs, pacemakers, Internet, security, remote

A researcher in the University of the Basque Country’s (UPV/EHU) Department of Communications Engineering has developed the Ladon security protocol, an efficient mechanism to authenticate,...

Biotronik announced the publication of new findings from the REPLACE Registry in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. The Biotronik-sponsored REPLACE Registry...

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval of the Quadra Allure MP cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P). The Quadra Allure MP is a quadripolar CRT-P with the MultiPoint...

Accolade pacemaker, Ingevity lead, Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark approval for the Accolade pacemaker family. 

St. Jude Medical CE mark Tendril STS IsoFlex Optim MRI Scans

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE mark approval of updated labeling for its Tendril STS and IsoFlex Optim pacing leads, allowing existing and future patients with the devices access to ...

CorMatrix, CanGaroo, ECM Envelope

CorMatrix Cardiovascular announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the CorMatrix CanGaroo ECM Envelope for use with...

FDA Fysicon DataLinQ Pacemaker Programmer Acquisition Device

Fysicon received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Fysicon DataLinQ. The Fysicon DataLinQ products enable complete automation.

August 4, 2014 — Medtronic announced preliminary results from the first human implants of the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS). Results from the first four...

July 8, 2014 — A Huntington Memorial Hospital patient has become the first patient in the San Gabriel Valley in southern California to be implanted with a tiny, leadless cardiac pacemaker....