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Boston Scientific, Emblem, S-ICD, UNTOUCHED study, TV-ICDs, MADIT-RIT study

Boston Scientific has initiated a worldwide study to evaluate the rate and causes of shocks for patients implanted with the Emblem subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD). The device is...

Medtronic, CardioInsight, acquisition, ECVUE, cardiac mapping system

Medtronic has acquired CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a Cleveland-based medical device company that has developed a new approach to improve the ...

SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, FDA, AMAZE Trial, AFib, LAA

SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has received approval for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin enrollment in a clinical study of...

ACC, HRS, SCAI, left atrial appendage occlusion, recommendations

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a new overview on the implantation of left atrial...

CardioMEMS, Scott & White Memorial, Texas, heart failure, remote monitoring

Scott & White Memorial – Temple for the first time implanted a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to help manage heart failure (HF). Scott & White Memorial is one of six...

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...

defibrillators, older heart patients, Duke Medicine study, Tracy Wang

Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from implanted defibrillators, according to a Duke Medicine study published in the Journal of the...

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...

Aspire, thrombectomy, C. Dorn Smith, aspirators, clot, cold leg, removal

C. Dorn Smith, M.D., vascular surgeon in Kingstree, South Carolina, was successful in using a new device to remove blood clots from a patient with a cold leg using the Aspire mechanical...

PRAETORIAN trial, first U.S. patients, ICD, subcutaneous, S-ICD, defibrillators

The Valley Hospital has been selected as the United States Coordinating Center for the international PRAETORIAN trial analyzing implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The trial will...

CVRx, Barostim therapy, heart failure, trial, ESC-Heart Failure, Muller-Ehmsen

CVRx Inc. announced that positive results from the 'Barostim Therapy for Heart Failure' randomized, controlled clinical trial were presented at the ESC-Heart Failure 2015 Annual Conference in a...

The Phase C results of the ProMRI Clinical Study were presented at the late-breaking clinical trial session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2015 meeting. 

cardiomems, st. jude medical, heart failure

Important new data presented during the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 36th annual Scientific Session supporting improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the CardioMEMS HF System for the...

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...

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released a first-of-its-kind expert consensus statement on three specific cardiovascular disorders that also involve the autonomic nervous system. The 2015...

rivaroxaban, Xarelto, VENTURE-AF, VKA, atrial fibrillation, Heart Rhythm 2015

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its development partner Bayer HealthCare announced results from the VENTURE-AF trial. The study explored the potential of once-daily Xarelto (rivaroxaban) as...

Acqmap, Acutus, dipole density mapping

A preliminary study of a new electrophysiology (EP) mapping system using a specialized intracardiac ultrasound basket catheter for electro-mapping showed it is four times higher resolution than...

Medtronic, Tyrx Antibacterial Envelope, Heart Rhythm 2015, CIED infections

Medtronic plc announced that its Tyrx Antibacterial Envelope reduces major cardiac device site infections by 80 percent up to 12 months after implantation. These data were presented at Heart...

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...

Clinical trial results showed that full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans do not affect the Medtronic Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter defibrillator’s (ICD) ability to detect...