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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.

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.

A Question of Incentive: Will Bundles Give Cardiac Rehab a Boost?

A plan for increasing use of cardiac rehabilitation (cardiac rehab, or CR) was a few months short of launch when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tapped the brakes.  

FDA approves wearable ECG sensor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cardiac Insight’s wearable electrocardiogram sensor, a device that provides physicians with immediate access to improved reporting and analysis of heartbeat data.

Tool that designs personalized workouts for individuals could reduce heart disease

In an effort to reduce and prevent the incidence of heart disease, researchers in Europe have developed a new tool that designs personalized workouts for patients at risk or living with the condition.

Biotronik releases smallest MR-conditional tachycardia lead in U.S.

Biomedical technology company Biotronik has launched the smallest MR-conditional tachycardia lead available in the U.S.

Florida hospital becomes first in region to offer world’s smallest pacemaker

Leesburg Regional Medical Center is the first medical center in Central Florida to offer the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, the world’s smallest pacemaker that treats bradycardia.

Minnesota health system begins using paperclip-sized heart monitor

Essentia Health, a health system based in Duluth, Minnesota, has begun using a new monitoring device in patients with heart disease, reports an ABC affiliate in Minnesota.

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