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A new physician poster presentation at the Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 19th Annual International Meeting in Orlando, Fla., reports long-term outcomes for the convergent procedure, a...

Medtronic Reveal XT ICM CRYSTAL AF Clinical Trial Atrial Fibrillation

Medtronic Inc. announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The trial found that...

June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D echocardiography to examine the role of mid left atrial cross sectional area (LACSA) as a risk factor for...

June 17, 2014 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the country to offer the BioSense Webster's ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter, the first catheter approved by the U...

New research has found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in morbidly obese patients who are at risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Bariatric or weight loss...

Alere announced a class I recall of its INRatio2 PT/INR professional test strips, part of the Alere lNRatio2 PT/INR monitoring system (professional use) which also consists of the INRatio2 monitor...

May 16, 2014 — New data presented as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 2014 annual scientific sessions show that an advanced pacing feature exclusive to Medtronic...

Kalila Medical Vado Steerable Introducer Sheath Atrial Fibrillation Albation EP

Kalila Medical received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Vado steerable introducer sheath used during atrial fibrillation (AF) and other procedures...

Medtronic, Reveal, Linq, implantable cardiac monitor, ICM

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting is a key event where vendors launch new cardiology technologies. After walking the entire expo floor at ACC.14, these are my choices for...

April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations for an increased use of radio frequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of non-...

atrial fibrillation, LARIAT

Doctors at the Stony Brook Heart Institute Electrophysiology Lab are using a new nonsurgical technique called the Lariat Suture Delivery Device to treat patients with atrial fibrillation who...

Biosense Webster Thermocool Smarttouch Catheter Atrial Fibrillation Ablation EP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Biosense Webster Inc.’s Thermocool Smarttouch Catheter. The therapeutic catheter enables direct and real-time measurement of contact force...

Approximately one in two patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) do not optimally reduce their risk of stroke...

Ablation Systems Balloon Atrial Fibrillation Therapies EP Lab Apama Shifamed

Apama Medical is a privately held medical device company formed by Shifamed's medical incubator. It received Chinese notice of allowance for claims covering their low profile electrode assembly...

DECAFF MRI Atrial Fibrillation Therapies Ablation Systems EP Lab Clinical Study

A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong...

A clinical trial found that Xa inhibitor edoxaban met the primary efficacy endpoint of non-inferiority compared to warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolic events (SEE) in...

topera 3-d 3d mapping system firmap rhythmview EP lab mapping fibrillation

Topera Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the latest generation of its 3D Mapping System.

AtriCure Inc., an atrial fibrillation (AF) medical device provider, and Endoscopic Technologies Inc, doing...

Atrial fibrillation (AF), long considered the most common condition leading to an irregular heartbeat, is a growing and...

CSL Behring announced that Kcentra (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate [Human]) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an expanded indication — urgent reversal of acquired...