Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) are cardiac electrophysiology (EP) systems that include a small electronic device that is surgically implanted into a pocket of skin to help both ventricles contract together. They are also called biventricular pacemakers. These systems can be used for pacing only, or can include a built-in defibrillator.

Feature | June 06, 2013
June 6, 2013 — The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released an expanded clinical...
Feature | May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 — The incremental mortality in implantable pacemaker and defibrillator recipients who experience a device...
News | May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 — New data from 100,438 patients with Boston Scientific implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and...
News | May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. has received CE Mark approval of its Ellipse and SJM Assura portfolio of...
Technology | May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 — Biotronik announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for its Ilesto 7...
News | May 06, 2013
May 6, 2013 — St. Jude Medical announced its first enrollment in its MultiPoint Pacing clinical study to build upon its...
News | April 30, 2013
April 30, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra Cardiac...
Feature | April 10, 2013
April 10, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced market release of the CardioGuide Implant System, a novel real-time...
Toshiba, activation imaging, ACC, 2013

Toshiba's activation imaging wall motion tracking software uses a color-coding system to show where activation of contractions begins and ends during a heart beat, which may enable more optimal placement of CRT leads for more effective therapy.

Feature | March 28, 2013 | Dave Fornell
During the annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific sessions, the world’s largest cardiology show,...
Biotronik Iforia ICD/CRT-D CE-Approval
Feature | March 27, 2013
March 27, 2013 — Biotronik received CE mark for its most advanced ICD/CRT-D (implantable cardioverter defibrillator/...
Cardiobridge, VAD, heart pump, hemodynamic support

The Cardiobridge 10 French circulatory support catheter pump expands in the aorta to allows a propeller to increase blood flow in hemodynamically compromised patients.

News | March 27, 2013
March 27, 2013 — The Heart Failure 2013 LA meeting will include a showcase of several startup companies offering...
ACC HRS Appropriate Use Criteria ICDs CRTs
Feature | March 21, 2013
March 21, 2013 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), along with key specialty...
News | March 18, 2013
March 18, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced it has received CE mark and will begin the European launch of the Attain...
Technology | February 19, 2013
February 19, 2013 — In response to the astounding percentage of inappropriate and non-compliant ICD, CRT-P and CRT-D...
Technology | January 16, 2013
January 16, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared St. Jude Medical’s new version of its Merlin...