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  • Abbott is recalling the Ellipse Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) because electrical failures have been identified and determined to be due to a faulty manufacturing process, causing some aluminum wires to be partially exposed. ICDs which contain aluminum wires that are not fully insulated are prone to electrical shorting of the capacitor. The potential patient impact could be the inability to deliver high voltage therapy. There is currently no available method or procedure to determine which of these devices have this issue prior to failure.

  • Medtronic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Stability Quad MRI SureScan left heart lead. Paired with Medtronic quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators (CRT-D) and -pacemakers (CRT-P), the Attain Stability Quad lead is the only active-fixation left heart lead, according to the company, and is designed for precise lead placement and stability. The lead will be commercially available in the U.S. in summer 2019.

  • This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient being developed to help optimize cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) lead placement. CRT currently has a ...

  • Interventional cardiac resynchronization therapy (I-CRT) describes the repurposing of a set of tools and techniques originally developed and employed by interventional cardiologists and radiologists ...

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June 16, 2020 - Biotronik has today announced its commitment to giving physicians additional tools to pace in the His ...

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September 20, 2019 — BioTrace Medical Inc. announced the company’s key activities at the 31st annual Transcatheter ...

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May 13, 2019 — BioTrace Medical Inc. announced the company’s Tempo Lead has obtained CE Mark certification in Europe for ...

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May 6, 2019 — Medtronic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Stability Quad MRI ...

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This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient being developed to help ...

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Seth Worley, M.D., senior consultant, section of cardiac electrophysiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, developed tools and techniques to optimize transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead implantation, including the I-CRT approach. Here he holds the tools that he personally developed for left ventricular lead implantation to treat heart failure. Photo courtesy of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Feature | EP Lab | Matthew S. McKillop, M.D., FACC, FHRS, and Seth J. Worley, M.D.

Interventional cardiac resynchronization therapy (I-CRT) describes the repurposing of a set of tools and techniques ...

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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.
Feature | EP Lab | Dave Fornell, Editor

To extract or abandon broken or infected implantable, venous electrophysiology (EP) device leads has been a debate for ...

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August 9, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced the start of a pilot study of its investigational Extravascular Implantable ...

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May 24, 2018 - Medtronic plc announced results from a research study demonstrating the feasibility of a novel approach ...

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

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March 6, 2018 – Nihon Kohden announced the launch of the Nihon Kohden Dimensions Augmented Reality (AR) App to ...

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September 27, 2017 — Spectranetics is recalling its Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheter due to the possibility of a ...

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Biosense webster multi-electrode balloon RF ablation catheter. The Biosense Webster multi-electrode balloon RF ablation catheter. Each electrode can have varied power settings to avoid damage to underlying tissues like the esophagus. 
Feature | EP Lab | Dave Fornell

Electrophysiology (EP) technology has been advancing rapidly the past few years with new ablation tools to improve ...

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