Pacemakers

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for pacemakers used to treat bradycardia.

News | March 06, 2012
March 6, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced the launch of the CapSure Sense MRI SureScan pacing leads, which are approved...
News | January 30, 2012
January 30, 2012 - The 2012 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in Chicago, March 24-26, includes five...
News | December 29, 2011
December 29, 2011 – Heart failure remains by far the single biggest reason for acute hospital admission but is...
Blog | December 20, 2011
Each year that I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking...

The Revo MRI SureScan Pacing System, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year, was specifically engineered for MRI safety.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Serge Tobias, M.D.
Estimates say up to 75 percent of patients with a pacemaker will need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) over the course...

Avinger gained CE mark for a forward-looking optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to aid recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTOs).

Feature | November 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Each year that I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for...
News | November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011 – Cambridge Consultants unveiled how it has collaborated with start-up company EBR Systems to develop...
News | October 31, 2011
October 31, 2011 — On Oct. 18, 2011, the TICH-BIOTRONIC Pacemaker Wireless Monitoring Services Centre was co-founded in...
News | October 18, 2011
October 18, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule and draft special controls...
News | July 29, 2011
July 29, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corporation's board of directors has approved a five-year, $150 million investment to...
News | June 02, 2011
June 3, 2011 - In a two studies published recently in Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting, Investigators from the...
Technology | March 28, 2011
March 28, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new cardiac resynchronization therapy-...

Figure 3 (left) Cognis CRT-D, color-coded cyan/casing, yellow/battery, orange/HV capacitors, red/capacitor strip, purple/HV transformer, blue/antenna, green/capacitor block. Right, Altrua 60 ICP.

Feature | March 21, 2011 | Michael S. Gossman, M.S., DABR
For more than 20 years, radiation oncologists have emphasized the importance of radiation-tolerant heart rhythm...
News | March 01, 2011
March 1, 2011 – Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Biotronik have emerged as leaders in the €2.8 billion European cardiac...
News | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in Arizona is the first hospital in the southwestern...