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.

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...
Evia HF-T  Biotronik Pacemaker Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
News | November 20, 2012
November 20, 2012 — Biotronik announced that high profile medical centers across the country are implanting the new...
Feature | September 24, 2012
September 24, 2012 — Surgically inserted cardiac devices play an important role in treating certain heart problems. In...
News | September 11, 2012
September 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the realignment of its product divisions into two new operating...
News | August 30, 2012
August 30, 2012 — Implantable devices for treating cardiac arrhythmias, which include implantable cardioverter...
News | August 03, 2012
August 3, 2012 — In a bid to help control healthcare costs, on Oct 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
ICD, CRT battery life
Feature | July 31, 2012 | Mike Vintges, Novation
Without a doubt, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices with...
News | July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012 — Biotronik announced that the first CRT-D patient has been enrolled in the Biotronik EuroEco Trial — the...

An illustration of the FIRM mapping technique used to visualize and guide ablation of AFib rotors.

Feature | May 24, 2012 | Dave Fornell
The latest trends and newest cardiac rhythm management technology were highlighted during the biggest electrophysiology...
Videos | Leads Implantable Devices | May 22, 2012
Data was presented during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 scientific sessions that showed the Riata ICD lead had a...
Videos | EP Lab | May 22, 2012
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell shows some of the most innovative new technology displayed...
Videos | EP Lab | May 17, 2012
Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President-Elect Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, director, cardiac arrhythmia services and EP lab,...