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Sep 23, 2020 | DAIC Articles
Boston Scientific Invests in Pulsed Field Ablation Technology To Improve Atrial Fibrillation Therapy

The Farapulse pulsed field ablation (PFA) system ablates heart tissue using the creation of an electric field instead of using thermal energy sources such as radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation.

Sep 14, 2020 | DAIC Articles
Philips Kodex-EPD EP Mapping System Has New Imaging and Workflow Enhancements

New release of electrophysiology imaging and mapping system combines faster, higher resolution imaging for Medtronic cryoablation procedures

Sep 3, 2020 | DAIC Articles
Biosense Webster Carto Prime Mapping Module Offers Tools to Shorten Ablation Time

Biosense Webster’s Carto Prime Mapping Module offers new tools to help shorten ablation time. Left is an example of Coherent imaging showing conduction identification, conduction velocity vectors and conduction barrier zones.

Aug 21, 2020 | DAIC Articles
CMS Proposes Coverage Updates for Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices

August 21, 2020 — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed updates to coverage policies for total artificial hearts (TAH) and ventricular assist devices (VAD), both of which are used to treat patients with life-threatening advanced heart failure. The agency said the changes will help expand the use of these devices to […]

Aug 18, 2020 | DAIC Articles
Ziehm Imaging Acquires French Imaging Software Developer Therenva

Building on their existing cooperation Ziehm wants to expand cardiovascular image fusion and 3-D navigation capabilities.

Aug 18, 2020 | DAIC Articles
Philips Introduces First Solid Core Pressure Guidewire for Coronary Interventional Procedures

August 18, 2020 — Philips Healthcare introduced its new OmniWire, the world’s first solid core fractional flow reserve (FFR) pressure wire for coronary artery interventional procedures. With its solid core construction, physicians can more easily maneuver the wire in the patient’s circulatory system to measure blood pressure along the vessel and guide the delivery of […]

Aug 5, 2020 | DAIC Articles
FDA Allows Emergency Use of Impella for COVID-19 Patients on ECMO

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) this week for the use of Abiomed Impella left ventricular (LV) support systems to providing temporary LV unloading and support to treat critical coronavirus (COVID‐19) patients who are already on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment.

May 8, 2020 | DAIC Articles
UNTOUCHED Trial Data Underscores Safety And Efficacy Of Boston Scientific S-ICD System

Final results from the UNTOUCHED study of the Emblem Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) System were presented at Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2020 Science virtual meeting.

Apr 14, 2020 | DAIC Articles
ACC/SCAI Offers Triage Guidance For Structural Heart Disease During COVID-19 Pandemic

There is a major challenge in balancing the risk of a delaying a needed valvular and structural heart disease (SHD) procedures against the risk of a susceptible patient being brought into the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 8, 2020 | DAIC Articles
AHA, ACC, HRS Caution Use of COVID-19 Therapies Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in Cardiac Patients

The scientific community is learning more about the impact and interaction of cardiovascular diseases with novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2), including the impact of drug therapies being used and their negative cardiovascular impact.

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