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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...

Sorin Group announced today a $20 million minority investment in Respicardia, a developer of implantable therapies to improve Respiratory Rhythm Management. Under the terms of the transaction,...

St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its TactiCath Quartz irrigated ablation catheter, which gives physicians a real-time, objective measure of...

Accolade pacemaker, Ingevity lead, Boston Scientific

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

The electrophysiology service of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care announces participation in a new Transatlantic Network of Excellence as part of a...

Medtronic FDA Approval CapSureFix Novus MRI SureScan 5076 Lead

Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its CapSureFix Novus MRI SureScan 5076 Lead for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

Imricor Medical Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Sorin Group to develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible leads for use with...

Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed in the first clinical study that is evaluating the feasibility of their magnetic resonance (MR)-...

October 15, 2014 — AtriCure, Inc. today announced enrollment in the ABLATE Post Approval Study (PAS) is complete.

October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory...

Preventice Three-in-one Switchability BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System

Preventice Inc. announced improvements to its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System that have the potential to simplify the remote monitoring experience for patients and contribute to a more...

Medtronic SEEQ Wearable Cardiac Monitoring System United States Launch

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the SEEQ Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) System, an external, wire-free, adhesive heart monitor that can be worn for up to 30 days to help detect and...