Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) used to treat tachycardia arrhythmias and heart failure. This includes cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D).

Videos | EP Lab | August 02, 2021
Samir Saba, M.D., co-director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute, and chief,...
St. Jude Medical Pays $27 Million for Allegedly Selling Defective ICD and CRT-D devices
News | EP Lab | July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021 — The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier this month that St. Jude Medical Inc. agreed to pay $27...
Medtronic announced new data from the landmark WRAP-IT study published in Heart Rhythm,[1] demonstrating a significantly lower infection risk for patients who develop hematomas after cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) when the Tyrx Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope is used at implant. The analysis showed an 82% reduction in major CIED infections among patients with the Tyrx Envelope who developed hematomas compared to patients in the control group who developed hematomas.
News | EP Lab | July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021 — Medtronic announced new data from the landmark WRAP-IT study published in Heart Rhythm,[1]...
In the past decade there has been a proliferation of clinical-grade wearable monitors and implantable devices such as pacemakers, ICDs, implantable cardiac monitors, and new pacemaker-like devices that can control hypertension. In the near future, these devices will be tied into a body-wide internet of things for specific patients that can transmit patient data to clinicians wirelessly to enable an integrated, more robust form of telecardiology and telemedicine.

In the past decade there has been a proliferation of clinical-grade wearable monitors and implantable devices such as pacemakers, ICDs, implantable cardiac monitors, and new pacemaker-like devices that can control hypertension. In the near future, these devices will be tied into a body-wide internet of things for specific patients that can transmit patient data to clinicians wirelessly to enable an integrated, more robust form of telecardiology and telemedicine.

Feature | Telecardiology | July 23, 2021 | Victor Wollesen
Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death for people over 65 years old in North America and Europe...
Implicity provides a remote cardiac monitoring and research platform used by Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities and medical centers to deliver high-quality care for patients with connected cardiac devices. On this platform, Implicity aggregates, normalizes and standardizes data from any implantable cardiac device across all manufacturers.

Implicity provides a remote cardiac monitoring and research platform used by Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities and medical centers to deliver high-quality care for patients with connected cardiac devices. On this platform, Implicity aggregates, normalizes and standardizes data from any implantable cardiac device across all manufacturers.

News | EP Lab | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 — Implicity, a leader in remote patient monitoring software and cardiac data management solutions,...
A device programmer showing the suspension of ICD therapies (orange bar, red arrow) with iPhone 12 laying over patient’s chest (green arrow) and fluoroscopy of iPhone 12 showing the circular magnet array (yellow arrow). Image from a small study at Henry Ford Hospital. Read the full study

A device programmer showing the suspension of ICD therapies (orange bar, red arrow) with iPhone 12 laying over patient’s chest (green arrow) and fluoroscopy of iPhone 12 showing the circular magnet array (yellow arrow). Image from a small study at Henry Ford Hospital. Read the full study

News | EP Lab | May 14, 2021
May 14, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising patients and caregivers to keep any consumer...
Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for anxiety and depression, according to research presented at European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) 2021 conference. ICD depression
News | EP Lab | April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021 — Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for...
Medtronic is recalling some of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-D) devices because of an unexpected and rapid decrease in battery life. The company said this is due to a short circuit and will cause some devices to produce a “Recommended Replacement Time” (first warning that the battery is low) earlier than expected. Some devices may progress from “Recommended Replacement Time” to full battery depletion within as little as one day.
Feature | EP Lab | April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021 — Medtronic is recalling some of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac...
The new ACC Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant Registry, part of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) will include data on implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures previously captured in the NCDR ICD Registry, as well as provide the flexibility to capture novel pacemaker procedures. The registry is aligned with the ACC’s Electrophysiology Accreditation program, fully supporting the program’s data requirements.

The new ACC Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant Registry, part of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) will include data on implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures previously captured in the NCDR ICD Registry, as well as provide the flexibility to capture novel pacemaker procedures. The registry is aligned with the ACC’s Electrophysiology Accreditation program, fully supporting the program’s data requirements.

News | EP Lab | April 02, 2021
April 2, 2021 — Today, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) launched the Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant...
Integrating data from an array of implantable EP devices from different vendors can be difficult or require disconnected silos of data for different vendors. One solution that was recently introduced to integrate data from various vendors is the Optimize EP software, which allows viewing data from all device vendors in one platform to streamline workflows.

Integrating data from an array of implantable EP devices from different vendors can be difficult or require disconnected silos of data for different vendors. One solution that was recently introduced to integrate data from various vendors is the Optimize EP software, which allows viewing data from all device vendors in one platform to streamline workflows.

Feature | EP Lab | March 17, 2021 | By Maninder Bedi, M.D.
A few weeks ago, a patient of mine experienced a cardiac event — his heart stopped. Completely. However, his...
Figure 1: Picture of the Emblem S-ICD Subcutaneous Electrode with an arrow showing where separation usually happens (distal to the proximal sense ring).

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) | February 02, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
February 2, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified a recent recall of the Boston Scientific...
The Optimize EP CaRM software integrates data from several EP devices a patients may use and aggregate it into one location.

The Optimize EP CaRM software integrates data from several EP devices a patients may use and aggregate it into one location. 

News | EP Lab | February 02, 2021
February 2, 2021 – Optimize EP, a digital health company focused on transforming cardiac care by improving the current...

The most popular story in the month of January 2021 was on a small study that showed the new iPhone 12 can cause ICDs to stop functioning. COVID-19 content continues to rank among the top stories, including an article on the possible long-term cardiac consequences of COVID-19 infection in COVID long-haulers. 

Feature | February 01, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
February 1, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
A device programmer showing the suspension of ICD therapies (orange bar, red arrow) with iPhone 12 laying over patient’s chest (green arrow) and fluoroscopy of iPhone 12 showing the circular magnet array (yellow arrow). iPhone 12 can cause ICDs to stop working

A device programmer showing the suspension of ICD therapies (orange bar, red arrow) with iPhone 12 laying over patient’s chest (green arrow) and fluoroscopy of iPhone 12 showing the circular magnet array (yellow arrow). Read the full study

News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2020 — A new study published this week in HeartRhythm, the journal of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), found...
Videos | EP Device Monitoring Systems | December 22, 2020
Robert Kowal, M.D., chief medical officer of the Medtronic cardiac rhythm and heart failure division, said there has...