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Medtronic's Micra leadless pacemaker wins EU approval

April 14, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Medtronic says it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Micra leadless pacemaker.

Medtronic's Micra leadless pacemaker wins EU approval

EBR Systems raises $20m for wireless pacer

April 10, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

EBR Systems raises $20 million to propel development and regulatory approval of its wireless cardiac resynchronization therapy device.

EBR Systems raises $20m for wireless pacer

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Medtronic launches afib trial for Gold ablation catheter

April 7, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Medtronic launches a 1,000-patient registry study of phased radiofrequency ablation using its Gold catheter in treating atrial fibrillation.

Medtronic launches afib trial for Gold ablation catheter

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today said it's launching a huge registry study of its new phased radiofrequency ablation technique for treating atrial fibrillation, the Gold AF trial.

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Study: Zoll's LifeVest covers ICD explantation patients

April 3, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

A study finds that Zoll's LifeVest wearable defibrillator shows promise as a temporary option for patients who must have their ICD removed due to infection and await a new implant.

Study: Zoll's LifeVest covers ICD explantation patients

A new study in the journal Heart Rhythm shows the utility of Zoll Medical's LifeVest wearable defibrillator for a subset of patients who don't start out with the device.

Insurer wants out of $28m Biotronik legal loss

March 30, 2015 by Brad Perriello

An insurance company asked a federal judge to declare that they don't have to cover Biotronik's $28 million in losses from a pair of lawsuits filed over the implantation of allegedly unnecessary pacemakers.

Insurer wants out of $28m Biotronik legal loss

An insurance company that issued policies to Biotronik wants a federal judge in Oregon to declare that they don't have to cover Biotronik's losses in a pair of lawsuits filed over allegedly unneeded pacemaker implantations.

FDA grants humanitarian use device status to fetal micro-pacemaker

March 27, 2015 by Brad Perriello

The FDA grants humanitarian use device status to a micro-pacemaker designed to be implanted in a fetus.

FDA grants exemption for fetal micro-pacemaker

Comparative sizes of fetal
and adult pacemakers.
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Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California said the FDA granted humanitarian use device status to the fetal micro-pacemaker they designed.

CRM: Boston Scientific's gain is St. Jude Medical's loss

March 20, 2015 by Brad Perriello

The FDA's approval of Boston Scientific's Emblem S-ICD prompts Wells Fargo to downgrade St. Jude Medical, saying Boston Scientific is poised to take share in the cardiac rhythm management market.

CRM: Boston Scientific's gain is St. Jude Medical's loss

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