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2011-12-19 11:47:03

Substantial improvements in symptoms and survival However, large-scale clinical trials have highlighted the beneficial effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in the improvement of symptoms and reduction of mortality, and CRT is now recommended in the major European and American guidelines for the treatment and prevention of heart failure. Clinical trials, however, are performed in carefully selected subjects and their results are not always applicable to the general...

2011-12-12 22:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medtronic, Inc, one of the world's largest medical device manufacturers, has agreed to a $23.5m settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services, and four relators in a qui tam suit related to cardiac rhythm management devices sold by Medtronic in the U.S., including pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The settlement ends a federal qui...

2011-12-07 14:33:30

Loyola physician co-authors study of devices donated to poor patients in India Many heart patients in India are too poor to afford pacemakers. But a study has found that removing pacemakers from deceased Americans, resterilizing the devices and implanting them in Indian patients "is very safe and effective." Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni of Loyola University Medical Center is a co-author of the study, published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Cardiology. Kulkarni helped conduct...

2011-12-05 10:00:00

MANASSAS, Va., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Shawn Yazdani announced Virginia Cardiovascular Associates' participation in the ALERTS Pivotal US trial for the AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitor and alert system. The system is designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the emergency room during an impending heart attack. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111129/NY13888 ) The AngelMed Guardian system is designed to...

2011-12-02 08:30:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include St. Jude (NYSE: STJ), Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Get the...

2011-12-01 15:56:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 30, 2011, a physician at Heart Hospital of Austin became the first in Texas to implant the Unify Quadra(TM) cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and Quartet® Left Ventricular Quadripolar Pacing Lead. The new pacing technology, developed by St. Jude Medical, offers additional pacing options that can reduce the need for reoperation to reposition a lead. This new technology offers physicians the...

2011-12-01 15:16:00

DETROIT, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DMC Sinai-Grace has become the first healthcare facility in Michigan to successfully resynchronize a patient's heartbeat using a breakthrough pacemaking device. The new Unify Quadra(TM) cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), just recently approved by the FDA, is the smallest pacemaking device and the only quadripolar pacing system available. The Quadra uses a pacing lead with four electrodes (instead of the usual two), which...

2011-11-29 13:00:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Heart Group, LLP, 2011: Today Dr. ZakiMasud, Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY announced its first implant of the AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system. The system is designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the emergency room during an impending heart attack. Dr. Hashmat Ashraf, performed the first implant in the state of New York, and is among the very first physicians across the United States...

2011-11-17 06:45:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than a half century of touring the globe, the iconic British '60s music group Gerry and The Pacemakers will cross the pond for the last time in 2012-2013. The Bazel Group, Inc. (http://www.thebazelgroup.com) has been selected to book the group on an exclusive tour of venues throughout the United States and Canada for July, August and the first two weeks of September 2012 only. "Gerry has decided to bring the curtain down on...

2011-11-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapping into the human brain to understand its functions in daily life -- as well as its malfunctions in illness -- has long been a challenge for researchers. Mapping brain activity requires unwieldy, invasive arrays of electrodes and sensors that can damage tissue while only reading activity in a limited area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Jonathan Viventi, assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New...