Pacemakers

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

heart failure, asynchrony, PITA, Johns Hopkins, pacemaker
News | EP Lab | January 04, 2016
January 4, 2016 — Johns Hopkins has demonstrated in animals that applying a pacemaker’s mild electrical shocks to push...
Micra leadless pacemaker

The Medtronic Micra is an example of some of the new leadless pacemaker technologies in development that are expected to soon be reviewed by the FDA as they move toward U.S. commercialization. 

News | Pacemakers | December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices...
Biotronik, CLS, B3 clinical trial, atrial fibrillation, AF patients, stroke risk
News | EP Lab | December 08, 2015
December 8, 2015 — Biotronik announced the first patient enrollments to the B3 clinical trial. The study will evaluate...
Medtronic, Micra TPS, Global Clinical Trial, results

Image courtesy of Medtronic

News | Pacemakers | November 11, 2015
November 11, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced that the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) was successfully...
LEADLESS II, Nanostim leadless pacemaker, ESC 2015, retrievability, longevity

Nanostime leadless pacemaker image courtesy of St. Jude Medical

News | Pacemakers | September 09, 2015
September 9, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced primary results from the LEADLESS II study that confirm the...
News | Heart Failure | August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015 — BioControl Medical said it has completed enrollment in its INOVATE-HF (INcrease Of VAgal TonE in...
Micra TPS, world's smallest pacemaker, Heart Rhythm Society, study, MHIF
News | Pacemakers | June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015 - Results from a clinical trial evaluating the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS), the world's...
CIEDs, UCSF, UC San Francisco, defibrillator, pacemaker, monitoring, SCD
News | Remote Monitoring | June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015 - The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) may be...
Biotronik, ProMRI, pacemaker, Eluna, Heart Rhythm 2015
News | May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 — Biotronik announced that since the launch of the ProMRI Eluna pacemaker system in late March 2015, 60...
Micra TPS, Transcatheter Pacing Study, Heart Rhythm 2015, Medtronic
Feature | May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 — The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart...
Greatbatch Medical, Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead
Technology | May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015 — A new epicardial pacing lead has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an...
HRS, remote monitoring, RM, standard of care, CIEDs
Feature | EP Lab | May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015 — A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM)...
Geneva Healthcare, Geneva Healthcare Suite 2.0, HRS, patient engagement
Technology | May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015 — Geneva Healthcare will showcase a set of new features on The Geneva Healthcare Suite – a technology...
Medtronic, Micra TPS, pacemaker, world's smallest, CE Mark
News | May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Micra Transcatheter...
ultrasound, heart, beat, pacemaker, Drexel University, Applied Physiology
Feature | May 06, 2015
May 6, 2015 — Ultrasound can increase the rate at which heart cells beat, researchers from Drexel University report. In...