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Two Biotronik ICD systems receive FDA approval

Two implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) systems made by Biotronik were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company announced July 19.

AliveCor, Mayo work to develop technology to detect congenital heart condition

Mountain View, California-based AliveCor, which makes the personal electrocardiogram, Kardia Mobile, has plans to enhance the device with a new detection feature through a collaboration with Mayo Clinic.

Northwestern develops app to predict cardiac risk in liver transplant recipients

Because liver transplants are among the surgeries at the highest risk to cause cardiac problems, researchers at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago have developed an app that can predict a liver transplant patient’s one-year risk of dying or being hospitalized due to a heart attack or other cardiac event.

Support & Advocacy for an Uncertain Future: How Associations Protect Professionals & Quality Care

Working and speaking together, through professional associations, makes the voices of cardiovascular experts more likely to be heard.

Bundles in a Bind? Cardiac Care Models Expected to Prevail

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) delayed the launch of a new episode payment model affecting three types of cardiac care, pushing the July 1 start date to 2018. That doesn’t mean providers and hospitals should throttle back on bundles’ preparations.

University of Cincinnati tests new magnetic stimulation therapy to treat stroke

New research at the University of Cincinnati will test a non-invasive brain technology to treat stroke patients, reports USA Today's Cincinnati affiliate.

Cardiac devices could help identify cause, time of death in forensic cases

According to a new study, pacemakers and other cardiac devices could help solve forensic cases by revealing a person’s time and cause of death where an autopsy can’t.

Stereotaxis launches cardiac catheter module in Europe

St. Louis-based Stereotaxis, a cardiac technology maker, launched its e-Contact module in Europe last week, bringing a device to market that can significantly ease the jobs of cardiologists.

FDA approves remote heart monitoring device

Eko Devices, a tech company in Berkeley, California, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its combined digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram that can be used from home, reports Qmed.

FDA issues Class 1 recall of Abbott-Thoratec LVAS controller

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a Class 1 recall of the HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller from Abbott-Thoratec.