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).

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 as...
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 communication recommendations to assist healthcare professionals...
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 successful...
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 MicroPort...
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 to...
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...
Videos | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | March 14, 2018
The Zoll LifeVest is a temporary, wearable defibrillator designed as a safety net for patients, especially those being...
Can Your Cardiac Device Be Hacked?
News | Cybersecurity | February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018 — Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, could be at risk for...
Medtronic Recalls CRT-Ds and ICDs Due to Manufacturing Error Preventing Electrical Shock Delivery
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | February 26, 2018
February 26, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Medtronic is recalling certain...
Abbott Announces MR-Conditional Labeling for Quadra Assura CRT-D and Fortify Assura ICD
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | January 03, 2018
January 3, 2018 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 13, 2017
Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of...
Research team (left to right) Abdul Wase M.D. (principal ivestigator), Marina Brown R.N., Ken Shneider, Thein Aung M.D., Matt Clark, Dawn Hunt and Kimberle Evans R.N., with a Tesla car at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio.  Image courtesy of Joe Carfora.

Research team (left to right) Abdul Wase M.D. (principal ivestigator), Marina Brown R.N., Ken Shneider, Thein Aung M.D., Matt Clark, Dawn Hunt and Kimberle Evans R.N., with a Tesla car at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. 
Image courtesy of Joe Carfora.

News | November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017 — Sitting in, or standing close to the charging port of a Tesla electric vehicle did not trigger a...
Societies Detail Treatment for Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias
News | EP Lab | October 30, 2017
October 30, 2017 — The American College of Cardiology, along with the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm...
Boston Scientific Launches Resonate Devices With HeartLogic Heart Failure Diagnostic
Technology | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017 — Boston Scientific recently launched the Resonate family of implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
Abbott Secures FDA Approval for MRI Compatibility on Ellipse ICD
Technology | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-...