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Atrial fibrillation, heart valve repair, software, mobile devices, ACC app

The American College of Cardiology’s recently released Guideline Clinical App has expanded with the addition of tools and guideline content for two conditions, valvular heart disease and...

EP Lab, Atrial Fibrilation, RhythmView 3-D Mapping System, MIP Award

Topera, Inc. announced that its RhythmView 3-D Mapping System received the Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award at the 2014 CONNECT MIP Awards.

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...

Medtronic, Attain Performa, quadripolar leads

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and commercial launch of two additional Attain Performa left ventricular (LV) quadripolar leads. Both devices can be...

implantable cardioverter defibrillator, ep lab, leads, implantable devices

A new study evaluating Optim-insulated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads found low rates of all-cause mechanical failure during a median follow-up of 3.2 years.

cardiovascular surgery, atrial fibrillation, Minneapolis Heart Institute Found.

Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation have found that when care teams started following a new set of guidelines for certain patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery...

Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) haven’t thought about device deactivation if they were to develop a serious illness from which they were not expected to recover...

Medi‐Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and MEDICALgorithmics will participate in a research project, investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial fibrillation (...

Biotronik announced the launch of ProMRI SystemCheck, a new online tool for tracking the ProMRI status of implantable devices. 

Cardiovascular scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified in mouse models a protein known as Pcp4 as a regulator of the heart's rhythm. 

3-d imaging, rsna 2014, angiography systems, radiographic

Biodex showcased its latest line of medical imaging tables and Clear-Lead Shielding at RSNA 2014.

AHA, warfarin, antiplatelet therapy, atrial fibrillation, anti-clotting, EP lab

Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin combined with antiplatelet therapy to prevent stroke may raise the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation.

AFIB, BMI, Loyola University Medical Center, Epicardial Adipose Tissue

Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI), but a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that the layer of fat around the outside of the heart is more closely...

A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to research presented at the American...

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology collection launches JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, which will feature research and review articles...

Boston Scientific Corp. announced that its subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD System) will have designated Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Category I codes by the American...

Cardinal Health announced that its MynxGrip Vascular Closure Device recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use to close femoral veins. The MynxGrip device is now...

atrial fibrillation, FDA, Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure, DEEP

Enrollment is open for the Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure (DEEP) clinical trial following U.S Food and Drug Administration Approval (FDA). 

New physician experience for the Convergent Procedure in the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) was presented during a podium talk at the Northeast Cardiothoracic Surgical Society...

Topera, Abbott, FIRMap, rotors, rotor mapping

Abbott has entered into an agreement to purchase Topera Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device company focused on developing electrophysiology technologies to improve the diagnosis and...