HRS

This channel contains news about the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. The HRS is a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology

The Unify ICD is one of the SJM devices in an FDA warning letter
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | April 14, 2017 | Dave Fornell

April 14, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Abbott/St. Jude Medical (SJM)...

An electrophysiology EP ablation procedure to treat a heart arrhythmia
Feature | HRS | May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 — Here is a list of the late-breaking clinical trials presented at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2017...

The Arctic Front Advance Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter treats atrial fibrillation with pulmonary vein isolation
News | Atrial Fibrillation | April 11, 2017

April 10, 2017 — Medtronic recently announced the first enrollments in the STOP Persistent AF clinical trial. The...

Videos | EP Lab | April 10, 2017

A discussion with Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President Michael Gold, M.D., Ph.D., director of cardiology and...

Ablation procedure, EP lab, Uninterrupted Dabigatran Etexilate in Comparison to Uninterrupted Warfarin in Pulmonary Vein Ablation
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 — Uninterrupted treatment with dabigatran (Pradaxa), a non-vitamin K,...

closed loop stimulation, DDD-CLS, ACC17, SPAIN trial
Feature | Pacemakers | March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 — Patients with recurrent fainting episodes (syncope) who received a pacemaker delivering a pacing...

Micra leadless pacemaker, CMS, medicare reimbursement
News | Pacemakers | March 10, 2017

March, 10, 2017 - Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved...

Videos | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | February 01, 2017

This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the CardioInsight electro-anatomical mapping system. It was cleared...

medtronic cardioinsight electromapping system, electoanatomical mapping, noninvasive ep mapping

A screen shot of the waveforms and the the 3-D electo-mapping models created using the noninvasive CardioInsight system.

Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | February 01, 2017

February 1, 2017 — Medtronic received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the CardioInsight...

The FDA confirmed the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of St. Jude ICDs, pacemakes, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, CRT and other EP devices with wireless connections.
Feature | EP Lab | January 09, 2017 | Dave Fornell

January 9, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication today concerning patient...

The FDA wants to regulate cybersecurity of ICDs and other medical devices.

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Cybersecurity | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...

Medtronic, Claria MRI Quad CRT-D SureScan, FDA approval
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 — Medtronic plc  has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Claria MRI ...

Medtronic, FIRE AND ICE trial, Arctic Front, cryoballoon catheter ablation, radiofrequency RF ablation, study results, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions
News | Ablation Systems | October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 — Medtronic plc last week unveiled new health economic analysis data from the FIRE AND ICE trial...

Johns Hopkins, virtual heart modeling tool, VARP, arrhythmias, implanted defibrillator

Examples of how the computer model would classify one patient at high risk for heart arrhythmia and another at low risk. Image courtesy of Royc Faddis/Johns Hopkins University.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 — An interdisciplinary Johns Hopkins University team has developed a...

News | Ablation Systems | May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 — Patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome who receive...

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