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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).

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.