S4 Medical Completes Successful Development Study

CLEVELAND, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Recently renamed medical device company, S4 Medical, successfully completed its milestone development study, which demonstrated capability of protecting the esophagus from thermal damage during catheter ablation. Catheter ablation is an effective treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), but carries risk of esophageal injury due to […]

AF Symposium 2019: Acutus AcQMap Imaging System Helps Physicians Eliminate Arrhythmia with a Single Ablation

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Acutus Medical today announced 12-month data from the UNCOVER-AF trial investigating the use of the AcQMap advanced cardiac imaging and mapping visualization system in persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedures. Results presented at the 24th Annual AF Symposium in Boston show the use of AcQMap resulted in 72.5 percent […]

Medtronic to Acquire EPIX Therapeutics, Expanding Its Cardiac Ablation Portfolio

DUBLIN – January 24, 2019 – Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EPIX Therapeutics, Inc. (EPIX), a privately-held medical device company that designs and manufactures a novel, catheter-based, temperature-controlled cardiac ablation system for the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias (irregular […]

Centerline Biomedical Announces FDA Submission for IOPS System

CLEVELAND, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Centerline Biomedical, Inc., announced on January 22nd that the company submitted a 510(k) premarket notification application to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its flagship product, the Intra-Operative Positioning System, IOPS. IOPS, a non-radiation-based surgical navigation system for minimally invasive surgery, leverages anatomical mapping and modeling […]

BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC LAUNCHES #UNITEDBYVISION CAMPAIGN Company gives the gift of vision to those in need, inspired by the launch of the CARTO VIZIGO Sheath

IRVINE, CA, JANUARY 23, 2019 – Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias and part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies*, announced today the launch of the #UnitedbyVision campaign. Inspired by the ability of the newly-launched CARTO VIZIGO Sheath which allows electrophysiologists […]

Philips and the American Heart Association join together to increase global survival rates of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

AMSTERDAM and DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, today announced a collaboration to increase sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates in densely populated cities around the world. […]

AF Symposium 2019: Acutus Medical Announces Presentation of Late-Breaking Data Reinforcing Benefit of Non-Contact Cardiac Mapping

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Acutus Medical will highlight the benefits of its AcQMap advanced cardiac imaging and mapping visualization system at AF Symposium January 24-26 in Boston. The AcQMap system enables physicians to have a more precise approach to strategically address atrial arrhythmias by uncovering the true electrical activation pattern of the heart in […]

Abbott Offers a New Option for Physicians Treating Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the TactiCath™ Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled™, a new ablation catheter designed to help physicians accurately and effectively treat atrial fibrillation (AFib). The approval further expands Abbott’s portfolio of cardiac ablation tools that integrate […]