A secondary analysis of the AUGUSTUS trial confirms earlier findings that treating heart patients with the anticoagulant apixaban results in less major bleeding, hospitalization and death than warfarin, a standard-of-care blood thinner.

Medtronic and the FDA were both aware of battery and wire connection defects in a now-recalled heart failure pacemaker for over a year before patients developed serious side effects, according to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

A recent analysis of FitBit data suggests there is no one “normal” resting heart rate for humans, with users’ average HR coming in at between 40 and 109 beats per minute, Discover Magazine reported.

Medtronic has received CE mark approval in the European Union for its Cobalt and Crome implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators.

A panel of experts from the Clinical Genome Resource are publicly disputing nine of 17 genes once thought to be linked to long QT syndrome.

Emergency phone operators in Victoria, Australia, may soon have access to AI that could alert them to callers in cardiac arrest, ZDNet reports.

The FDA has cleared a series of AI algorithms designed by California tech company Eko to facilitate the detection of atrial fibrillation and heart murmurs.

The FDA has approved a Medtronic-run trial, PULSED AF, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new tech that uses pulsed electric fields to treat AFib.

Burnout may increase a person’s risk of developing atrial fibrillation by as much as 20%, researchers reported this month in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

A simple ECG score could help physicians estimate infarct size in patients with prior MI, according to work published Jan. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Medtronic announced Jan. 21 it had received FDA approval for its Micra AV device—the world’s smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular synchrony.

A medical technique that involves safely hyperventilating conscious, unmedicated patients could facilitate the use of radiotherapy for cardiac ablation, according to research published in Frontiers in Physiology