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).

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...
Chest X-ray, posteroanterior view, of a 79-year-old man with history of a previous pacemaker, with abandoned right atrial and right ventricular pacing leads on the right side at time of new cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implant on the left side. Arrows indicate a nodular opacity in the right midlung concerning for mass. Find more images of patients in this study in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.

Chest X-ray from a patient included in the study. Posteroanterior view, of a 79-year-old man with history of a previous pacemaker, with abandoned right atrial and right ventricular pacing leads on the right side at time of new cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implant on the left side. Arrows indicate a nodular opacity in the right midlung concerning for mass. Find more images of patients in this study in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020 – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations can be safely performed in patients with non-MR...
Biotronik's closed loop stimulation (CLS) technology helps reduce unexplained fainting in patients with recurrent episodes due to skipped heartbeats. #ESC2020
News | EP Lab | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 - A new study presented at the 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress shows that...
FDA Clears Abbott Gallant ICD and CRT With Bluetooth Connectivity and Continuous Remote Monitoring
News | EP Lab | July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abbott's next-generation Gallant implantable...
Videos | HRS | May 22, 2020
Interview with Andrew D. Krahn, M.D., FHRS, head of the division of cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital, and professor of...
Medtronic Cobalt and Crome ICD
News | EP Lab | May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020 — Medtronic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Cobalt and Crome ...
The global, prospective, non-randomized UNTOUCHED study evaluated the safety and efficacy of the Boston Scientific Emblem S-ICD System – the only approved implantable defibrillator without wires touching the heart –  for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death specifically in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤35 percent, the most common population to be indicated for ICD therapy. #Heartrhythm2020 #HRS20 #HRS2020
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 — Final results from the UNTOUCHED study of the Emblem Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD)...
The Boston Scientific Emblem MRI-safe S-ICD system does not require a transvenous lead, leading to fewer complications with this type of ICD.

The Boston Scientific Emblem MRI-safe S-ICD system does not require a transvenous lead, leading to fewer complications with this type of ICD.

Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 — A new clinical trial is the first to compare the safety and efficacy of subcutaneous implantable...
Valentina Kutyifa, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y., is doing research in the BIO-LIBRA Study to determine it ICD or CRT-D devices work better in men or women with heart failure often present with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Valentina Kutyifa, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y., is doing research in the BIO-LIBRA Study to determine it ICD or CRT-D devices work better in men or women with heart failure often present with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Feature | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | March 09, 2020 | Valentina Kutyifa M.D., Ph.D.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in North America, and women with heart failure often...
Earlier this year, Medtronic began a worldwide pivotal study evaluating its investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms. The EV ICD system is designed to deliver lifesaving defibrillation and pacing therapy via a device the same size as traditional, transvenous ICDs, but with a lead (thin wire) placed outside the heart and veins. The future of CRM device technology.

Earlier this year, Medtronic began a worldwide pivotal study evaluating its investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms. The EV ICD system is designed to deliver lifesaving defibrillation and pacing therapy via a device the same size as traditional, transvenous ICDs, but with a lead (thin wire) placed outside the heart and veins.

Feature | EP Lab | November 11, 2019 | Hrishikesh Kadam
Cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices in use today are evolving to raise the bar beyond monitoring and managing...