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This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac electrophysiology (EP) systems, techniques and devices using in EP labs. This includes implantable EP devices, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), cardiac resychronization therapy (CRT), ablation technologies, left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion, atrial fibrilation (AF) and Holter monitors.

Figure 1: Picture of the Emblem S-ICD Subcutaneous Electrode with an arrow showing where separation usually happens (distal to the proximal sense ring).
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | By Dave Fornell, Editor

February 2, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified a recent recall of the Boston Scientific ...

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February 2, 2021 – Optimize EP, a digital health company focused on transforming cardiac care by improving the current ...

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Feature | By Dave Fornell, Editor

February 1, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

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January 29, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Medtronic's DiamondTemp Ablation (DTA) system ...

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Patients with atrial fibrillation are at far greater risk of a catastrophic COVID outcomes, so steps should be taken to reduce AFib risks in addition to precautions against COVID like making, hand washing and social distancing. Images include an electromap from an AF ablation procedure and a COVID-19 from the CDC. 
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | By John D. Day, M.D., T. Jared Bunch, M.D., and Matthew D. LaPlante

In our most challenging and distressing days, it is nice to think about a post-COVID-19 world. 


But while this ...

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More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell. Interventional X-ray market.
Feature | Angiography | By Bhvita Jani

January 19, 2021 – With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conserve ...

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January 8, 2020 — A new study published this week in HeartRhythm, the journal of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), found ...

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COVID-19 related topics by far out-paced all other topics in cardiology in 2020 on the DAIC website. Several stories topped the list related to the cardiovascular issues with hydroxychloroquine being used as a treatment for the virus. Top new device technologies in 2020 included European approval of the Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, FDA approval of Medtronic's new Micra AV pill-sized pacemaker, and FDA clearance of the first drug-eluting stent with short-duration dual-antiplatelet therapy.
Feature | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are the top 25 best performing articles on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website from 2020 ...

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Demonstrations videos of new technologoies are among the most popular video content on the DAIC website each year. Included this year are videos showing how it install a subcutaneous ICD, CT photo-realistic rendering, How to implants the Micra leadless pacemaker and many others.
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December 23, 2020 — Demonstrations of new technologies and explanations of how they work are among the most popular ...

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December 23, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) has made two ...

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December 22, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Biotronik's Vital Data Sensor, which identifies ...

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Robert Kowal, M.D., chief medical officer of the Medtronic cardiac rhythm and heart failure division, said there has ...

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COVID-19 has posed challenges for physicians whose cardiac patients are at-risk and reluctant to schedule an office visit. Floyd Russak, M.D., of Russak Personalized Medicine, an internal medicine physician practicing in Greenwood Village, Colo., manages many cardiac patients who do not have ready access to a cardiologist
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COVID-19 has posed challenges for physicians whose cardiac patients are at-risk and reluctant to schedule an office ...

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Oussama Wazni, M.D., section head, electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the results of the recent STOP AF ...

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December 3, 2020 – Attune Medical reports the first major peer-reviewed clinical publication using its ensoETM device in ...

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