The FDA is updating azithromycin drug labels to reflect evidence that the medication can contribute to a rare heart rhythm abnormality known as torsades de pointes.

The Heart Rhythm Society issued a first-ever consensus statement on the evaluation, risk stratification and management of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy at its annual conference in San Francisco this spring.

South Korean researchers are working on packing the ability to monitor heart health and detect signs of atrial fibrillation into what might be the smallest cardiology wearable to date: a “smart ring.”

BioCardia’s AVANCE steerable introducer family has received FDA 510(k) clearance, the company announced May 8.

Research presented at the Heart Rhythm Society’s 40th annual scientific sessions in San Francisco May 7 suggests heart patients with implanted electronic devices know less about their therapies than they think they do.

The FDA issued an alert May 7 warning patients with certain implanted Medtronic pacemakers or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) and their care teams to check for premature battery depletion in their devices after defects resulted in three reports and one patient death.

Individuals with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and atrioventricular block might benefit more from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) than conventional right ventricular (RV) pacing, according to research published in JACC: Heart Failure.

Omron Healthcare launched its latest innovation, Complete, May 1, marking the first time a blood pressure (BP) monitor with electrocardiogram (ECG) capabilities has hit the commercial market.

The FDA on May 1 announced it cleared Medtronic’s Attain Stability Quad MRI SureScan left heart lead for commercial use in the U.S.

The Heart Rhythm Society's 2019 scientific sessions will be held May 8-11 in San Francisco, a venue that enabled the program committee to tap into Silicon Valley’s expertise with digital health, emerging technology and innovation. HRS.19 Program Director Christine Albert, MD, MPH, gave Cardiovascular Business a preview of meeting highlights.

A deep learning model trained on more than 1.5 million electrocardiograms can reliably detect hyperkalemia—or abnormally high potassium levels in the blood—among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), Mayo Clinic researchers reported April 3 in JAMA Cardiology.

Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the Watchman device was associated with low rates of stroke and bleeding events in high-risk atrial fibrillation patients over a two-year follow-up period, according to a real-world analysis published April 3 in Circulation: Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia.