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July 18, 2014 — Cook Medical customers in the United States will again have access to its Evolution RL and Evolution Shortie RL controlled-rotation dilator sheath sets. Distribution of these...

SafePace Purdue University Pacemaker Lead Stability

Cardiac surgeons could use a patent-pending invention by Purdue University engineering students to standardize a test that determines if a pacemaker's leads are securely embedded in heart tissue...

May 14, 2014 — Data presented during Heart Rhythm 2014 found the use of quadripolar leads reduced the number of hospitalizations by 53 percent when compared to the non-quadripolar group. This...

Pacemaker Lead Extraction Cook Medical

A quarter century ago, doctors treating patients with implanted cardiac pacemakers had a big problem. Their patients were outliving the complex electrical devices that gave them an acceptable...

April 28, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has conducted the first implant in the clinical trial of the next-generation Acuity X4 left ventricular (LV) pacing leads and Reliance 4-Front implantable...

April 15, 2014 — The Spectranetics Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of two new mechanical lead extraction platforms that expand physicians' options for the safe...

St. Jude Medical Optisure Defibrillation Lead

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the global launch of the Optisure defibrillation lead.

Sorin Group has purchased Oscor Inc. lead business, including a lead manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic for a value of approximately $20 million.

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...

Biotronik Home Monitoring CRT Leads, Implantable Devices EP Lab

Biotronik announced the first implantations of the Sentus ProMRI lead. Biotronik’s bipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) lead is the first MR conditional lead with a 4 French...

FDA Premarket Approval PMA Clinical Study EP Lab Cath Leads Implantable Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved many cardiac implantable electronic device...

Boston scientific autogen x4 crt-d crt ICD heart failure cardiac

Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark approval of its X4 line of quadripolar ...

Medtronic Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software for use with non-Medtronic ...

Data presented at Heart Rhythm 2013 show that Medtronic Inc. Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software detected pace/sense lead issues in non-Medtronic leads at a greater rate than standard impedance...

The Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) has conducted a further independent analysis of data received from ongoing prospective registries that monitor the performance of the St. Jude...

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...

 Medtronic Inc. announced market release of the CardioGuide Implant System, a novel real-time navigation system for cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers and defibrillators (CRT-P and...

Medtronic Inc. announced it has received CE mark and will begin the European launch of the Attain Performa portfolio of quadripolar leads.

Lumax 740 DX system, ICD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted final approval for the Biotronik Lumax 740 DX system. The device is a first-in-class implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD...