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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.

Northwell Health, Peerbridge team up to expand the use of remote electrocardiogram

Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in New York, has partnered with Peerbridge Health to help further develop a new remote electrocardiogram as the company seeks approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

HRS2017: Study finds Medtronic’s smallest pacemaker safe, effective

Dublin-based Medtronic revealed encouraging results from a study completed on its Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), which showed a 99.6 percent implant success rate and low chances of major complications occurring.

Abbott smartphone-compatible cardiac monitor gains CE Mark

Abbott announced its smartphone-compatible insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) has gained CE Mark. The device allows physicians to remotely monitor patients, potentially diagnosing arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Biotronik shows off new MRI AutoDetect technology at HRS2017

Just last week, Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Biotronik announced that two of its new products, the SentusProMRI and its MultiPole Pacing technology, were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This week at the annual Heart Rhythm Society conference in Chicago, the company showed off the new devices.

Abiomed debuts 3rd generation of its Impella heart pump

Abiomed has debuted the third generation of its Impella CP heart pump, a device designed to unload the heart and let it naturally recover. 

FDA approves Biotronik’s quadripolar left ventricular lead

Biotronik’s Sentus ProMRI, a thin quadripolar left ventricular lead, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company announced today.

Crossroad for Cath Labs: Outsourcing Is Moving In

The role of some cardiac device makers is evolving in the cath lab as they expand from selling products to providing services and solutions. It’s a trend that is likely to continue globally.

CVIS Across the Enterprise: Transforming Reporting & Image Access at Northwestern

The vision was clear. The experienced heart and vascular team at the Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago needed a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) to stretch across its seven hospitals and 100 ambulatory care centers, physician offices and clinics. Like an architect constructing a solid foundation, they brought in a unified IT infrastructure to support enterprise-wide image reading, viewing, smart structured reporting and drive better quality, outcomes and efficiency. For this leading-edge health network, syngo Dynamics (Siemens) emerged as the enterprise-wide solution of choice for exchanging key patient images and data with the EMR, enabling near-instant, secure, HIPAA-enabled access to clinicians onsite and remote and ensuring interoperability across the enterprise.

Dyads & Data, Better Together: Talk Data to Strengthen Your Leadership Team

Data are an essential support for administrators and clinicians working together in healthcare. Choose datasets that reflect the practice’s goals and priorities, help you maintain a pulse on the health of the practice and spark the conversations that you and your leadership partner(s) must have to function at your combined best.