Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for implantable cardioverter defibrillator, ICD, used to treat tachycardia arrhythmias and heart failure. This includes CRT-Ds.

Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD implantable cardiac devices are among several Medtronic electrophysiology devices included in a safety alert because of their lack of cybersecurity measures to avoid hacking, according to the FDA.

Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD implantable cardiac devices are among several Medtronic electrophysiology devices included in a safety alert because of their lack of cybersecurity measures to avoid hacking, according to the FDA.

Feature | EP Lab | March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare...

An implanted ICD showing its three venous leads. These multiple CRT leads can cause issues when they need to be replaced and are abandoned with new leads put over them in the SVC, which may require lead extraction.

An implanted ICD showing its three leads in the venous system. 

Feature | EP Lab | January 13, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

To extract or abandon broken or infected implantable, venous...

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 programmers used to download software from the Medtronic software distribution network (SDN) . This update is a voluntary recall correction by the manufacturer to address the safety risk caused by the cybersecurity vulnerability.

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 implantable EP device programmers.

Feature | Cybersecurity | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed information about potential...

Medtronic Begins Pilot Study of Investigational Extravascular ICD System
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | August 09, 2018

August 9, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced the start of a...

ICD Placements Not Meeting Medicare Coverage Criteria Decline After Overuse Investigation Announced
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | July 11, 2018

July 11, 2018 — Placement of...

New Tool Predicts Benefits and Risks of Implantable Defibrillator for Heart Failure Patients
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | July 02, 2018

July 2, 2018 — University of Washington (UW) Medicine cardiologists have developed a tool to predict which...

Medtronic Study Confirms Feasibility of New Extravascular Approach to ICD Therapy
News | Leads Implantable Devices | May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018 - Medtronic plc announced results from a...

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) live electrophysiology (EP) procedure case at the 2018 annual meeting. #HRS2018

A live EP case presentation during the 2018 Heart Rhythm meeting.

Feature | HRS | May 18, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Here is an aggregation of all the news and late-breaking studies presented at the 2018...

Novel Antibiotics Can Help Lower EP Device Infection Rates. Pictured here is an ICD. Implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and the related cardiac leads opens patients to infection risk.

Implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and the related cardiac leads opens patients to infection risk.

News | EP Lab | May 17, 2018

May 10, 2018 – A new study is the first to test the clinical effectiveness of incremental peri-operative antibiotics...

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Offers Recommendations to Prepare for Cybersecurity Threats to Cardiac Implantable Devices in new consensus document. #HRS2018
Feature | Cybersecurity | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released...

Real-World Data Demonstrates Success Of Smart Pass Filter on Boston Scientific S-ICD System
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Boston Scientific announced results from an analysis of the LATITUDE database evaluating the...

LivaNova Completes Sale of Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM - electrophysiology) Business to MicroPort Scientific
News | EP Lab | April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 — LivaNova announced it completed the sale of its cardiac rhythm management (CRM) business to...

Online Message Board Advice on ICDs Reflects Inaccuracies
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018 — Medical advice about implanted cardiac defibrillators obtained via an online message board appears...

Biotronik U.S. to Distribute Aziyo ECM Envelopes
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018 — Biotronik U.S. and Aziyo announced a strategic agreement allowing Biotronik to distribute Aziyo's...

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