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April 14, 2014 — Biotronik recently announced CE approval for its new Eluna pacemaker series. The new generation of pacemakers includes single- and dual-chamber as well as cardiac...

St. Jude Medical Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P), which...

Boston Scientific Ingevity Leads MRI Systems Pacemakers CRT EP Lab

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE marking and launched in Europe the Ingevity family of magnetic resonance imaging...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first enrollments in the company’s LEADLESS Pacemaker Observational Study ...

Medtronic SureSan EP Lab Pacemaker MRI Systems Pacing Revo Advisa

The Medtronic SureScan pacing systems are now approved for MRI scans positioned on any region of the body....

Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System TPS EP Lab Clinical Trial Study

Medtronic Inc. announced the first U.S. implant of the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). The device was successfully implanted at NYU Langone Medical Center by Larry Chinitz, M.D., director...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical selected Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute and Silicon Valley Cardiology to participate in a ...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab

The first U.S. implant was announced for St. Jude Medical’s LEADLESS II pivotal trial, designed to evaluate the...

Biotronik ProMRI Clinical Study Pacemaker EP Lab Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Biotronik enrolled the first patients in an expansion of their ongoing ProMRI trial to test its ...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab

Prof. Richard Schilling implanted St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Nanostim retrievable leadless pacemaker at St....

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights about the latest cardiovascular technologies and treatment techniques. These...

ACC, iPad cardiology apps

DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2013, based on website analytics.

nanostim pacemaker, SJM

The tiny device, about the size of the head of a pen, can be delivered via a delivery catheter through the venous system and placed directly into the myocardium of the right ventricle. 

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St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Nanostim Inc., developer of a miniaturized, leadless pacemaker, and that the device received CE mark clearance in Europe....

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

Nanostim, leadless pacemaker

There have been several advances in electrophysiology (EP) technologies this past year, many of which were highlighted during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions earlier this...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

The incremental mortality in implantable pacemaker and defibrillator recipients who experience a device infection, compared to patients without device infection, is substantial and persists for at...

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, has announced first enrollment of its MultiPoint Pacing clinical study to build upon its first- to-market Quadripolar Pacing System....

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P). This CRT-P system offers more pacing...

The first patient in the United States has been implanted with the Boston Scientific Corporation ImageReady MR Conditional pacing system in the SAMURAI clinical trial. The study is...

Tyrx Inc. has received a license from Health Canada to market its new AigisRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope technology with implantable electronic devices (IEDs). The AigisRx R...

Cardiobridge, VAD, heart pump, hemodynamic support

The Heart Failure 2013 LA meeting will include a showcase of several startup companies offering innovative new approaches to address heart and cardiovascular disease.

Advisa DR MRI SureScan Pacing System Medtronic Inc. FDA Approval

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of its Advisa DR MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) SureScan pacing system. The Advisa MRI system is...

ProMRI Clinical Trial Biotronik EP Lab Pacemakers MRI

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, with conditions, the ProMRI clinical trial via an Investigational Device Exemption. Biotronik is sponsoring the...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared St. Jude Medical’s new version of its Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN). The secure, Internet-based remote care system is for...

The first patient has been implanted with the Boston Scientific Corporation next generation Ingevity pacing leads in a clinical trial designed to establish the safety, performance and...

December 21, 2012 — Nanostim Inc. announced the first successful implants of a leadless pacemaker in a series of 11 patients at Homolka Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. The leadless pacemakers...

Evia HF-T  Biotronik Pacemaker Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Biotronik announced that high profile medical centers across the country are implanting the new Evia HF-T triple-chamber cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacemaker.

Tyrex AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope EP Lab Pacemakes ICD

TyRx Inc. announced that it has received a license from Health Canada to market its AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope. The AigisRx Envelope is specifically designed to stabilize...

September 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the realignment of its product divisions into two new operating units: the Implantable Electronic Systems Division (IESD) and the...

August 30, 2012 — Implantable devices for treating cardiac arrhythmias, which include implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), are already underused in parts of Eastern and Central...

August 3, 2012 — In a bid to help control healthcare costs, on Oct 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will stop paying hospitals for treating potentially avoidable...

August 2, 2012 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) has released the HRS/ACCF Expert Consensus Statement on Pacemaker Device and Mode...

July 31, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark approval for use of its Ingenio and Advantio pacemakers in...

June 15, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated use of the LATITUDE NXT Remote Patient Management System with patients in Europe.

Evaluating the performance of your cath lab is key to developing a strategic plan for improving service offerings, planning growth and expanding market share to compete for revenues. Availability...

The latest trends and newest cardiac rhythm management technology were highlighted during the biggest electrophysiology (EP) meeting in the world, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 in May, held in...

May 15, 2012 — Biotronik Inc., began its U.S. launch of its new Reocor external pacemaker. The device is available in two models, for dual- and single-chamber pacing therapy,...

May 9, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and market launch of its Ingenio and Advantio pacemakers and Invive cardiac...

April 17, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first implant in its Accent MRI Pacemaker and Tendril MRI Lead IDE Study. The ultimate goal of the study is to determine if patients...

Boston Scientific Corp. announced the CE mark approval and European market launch of its Ingenio and Advantio pacemakers and Invive cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-P).

Results of the double-blind, randomized study ISSUE-3 found patients suffering from fainting due to a neurocardiogenic syncope had fewer fainting occurrences when treated with a pacemaker. The...

March 6, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced the launch of the CapSure Sense MRI SureScan pacing leads, which are approved for use during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and the receipt of the CE...

The 2012 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in Chicago, March 24-26, includes five sessions of late-breaking trials. The ACC announced the following trials will be included:

December 29, 2011 – Heart failure remains by far the single biggest reason for acute hospital admission but is stubbornly resistant to treatment. The prognosis for heart failure has been only...

Each year I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for the next big trend or technological innovations in cardiovascular devices. Below...

November 16, 2011 – Cambridge Consultants unveiled how it has collaborated with start-up company EBR Systems to develop the world’s first wireless pacing system.

October 31, 2011 — On Oct. 18, 2011, the TICH-BIOTRONIC Pacemaker Wireless Monitoring Services Centre was co-founded in China’s Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) by TEDA...

October 18, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule and draft special controls guidance lowering the risk classification for external pacemaker pulse...

July 29, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corporation's board of directors has approved a five-year, $150 million investment to expand its commercial presence in China, one of the world's largest and...

March 28, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker (CRT-P) systems. The Consulta and Syncra CRT-P systems, from Medtronic...

March 1, 2011 – Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Biotronik have emerged as leaders in the €2.8 billion European cardiac rhythm management (CRM) electrophysiology and ablation market, according to...

February 21, 2011 – Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in Arizona is the first hospital in the southwestern United States to implant a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-safe pacemaker. This...

January 24, 2011 – Boston Scientific has reached an agreement with Fukuda Denshi to market and sell its cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices and accessories throughout Japan. Fukuda Denshi will...

January 20, 2011 – Results from a large, worldwide, clinical trial show evidence that a first-of-its-kind pacemaker system is safe and effective to use during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)....

December 21, 2010 – A new service has been launched that provides 24-hour, Web-based remote monitoring follow-up services for patients with pacemakers. The service, from Philips, is the first...

November 16, 2010 – Study results show that pacemaker patients without history of atrial tachycardia (AT) or atrial fibrillation (AF) who have device-detected arrhythmias are more likely to have a...

October 29, 2010 – Site enrollment has been completed for the 50-site CITADEL and CENTURION clinical studies to evaluate the Tyrx AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope. The device is designed to help...

October 20, 2010 – New study results show that patients undergoing cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation had a 99.5 percent rate of successful implantation with an overall...

October 5, 2010 – Data from a prospective study show physicians may benefit from knowing complication rates associated with pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) generator...

July 14, 2010 – Medtronic Inc. recently announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Ensura MRI SureScan pacing system. Ensura MRI is the company’s new option in a portfolio...

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...

May 13, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a small pacemaker with integrated, wireless, remote monitoring capabilities. The Evia pacemaker is 20 percent smaller than...

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 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 14, 2010 – Two external pacemakers were launched in Europe today that offer an intuitive design for safer usage in emergencies and temporary patient care.