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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.

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).