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2010-05-14 06:30:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- nContact Surgical, Inc. (nContact) announced today the presentation of data collected from 43 patients as a result of a closed chest convergent atrial fibrillation (AF) procedure at the Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Conference in Denver, Colorado. Results reported from Dr. Di Biase et al. indicated that the Convergent procedure, which combines epicardial and endocardial ablation via a minimally invasive, fully closed chest approach, enabled 81% of the...

2010-05-13 09:36:00

DIAMOND BAR, California, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosense Webster, Inc. will underline its leadership position in the electrophysiology market and underscore its commitment to electrophysiologists and their catheter ablation practices at the 2010 Heart Rhythm Meeting. Heart Rhythm is the most important scientific meeting in the field of Electrophysiology and will be held in Denver, CO, USA from May 12th to 15th. This year, Biosense Webster, Inc. will be showcasing its cutting...

2010-05-13 09:34:00

WATERLOO, Belgium, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - State-of-the-Art Irrigated Ablation Catheter Offers a Unique Design and Industry Leading Cooling Efficiency Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced today the completion of the first clinical cases with the new THERMOCOOL(R) SF Irrigated Ablation catheter in the European Union, following recent CE Mark approval. The THERMOCOOL(R) SF catheter is the most advanced...

2010-04-08 12:30:00

WATERLOO, Belgium, April 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosense Webster announces that this week it has obtained its first Ethics Committee approval for the CLARITY study, comparing the 1-year efficacy, safety and efficiency of CARTO(R) 3 System-guided radiofrequency ablation using the NAVISTAR(R) THERMOCOOL(R) Catheter versus fluoroscopy-guided radiofrequency ablation using the Pulmonary Vein Ablation Catheter(R) (PVAC(R), Ablation Frontiers, Medtronic) in patients with paroxysmal atrial...

2010-04-08 09:00:00

WATERLOO, Belgium/>, April 8, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- Biosense Webster announces that this week it has obtained its first Ethics Committee approval for the CLARITY study, comparing the 1-year efficacy, safety and efficiency of CARTO(R) 3 System-guided radiofrequency ablation using the NAVISTAR(R) THERMOCOOL(R) Catheter versus fluoroscopy-guided radiofrequency ablation using the Pulmonary Vein Ablation Catheter(R) (PVAC(R), Ablation Frontiers, Medtronic) in patients with paroxysmal atrial...

2010-01-26 16:01:45

Catheter treatment works dramatically better than drugs for common heart rhythm disorder Treating a common heart rhythm disorder by burning heart tissue with a catheter works dramatically better than drug treatments, according to a landmark study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). One year after undergoing a treatment called catheter ablation, 66 percent of patients with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) were free...

2010-01-26 15:48:08

Use of catheter ablation, in which radiofrequency energy is emitted from a catheter to eliminate the source of an irregular heartbeat, resulted in significantly better outcomes in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (intermittent cardiac rhythm disturbance) who had not responded previously to antiarrhythmic drug therapy, according to a study in the January 27 issue of JAMA. Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents an important public health problem, with patients having an increased...

2009-11-19 09:55:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- nContact Surgical, Inc. ("nContact"), a leader in the investigation of devices for minimally-invasive treatment for heart conditions, announced that data from a poster was presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando. The study demonstrated that the convergent approach, which combines surgical and electrophysiological expertise, appears to be a good strategy to achieve short term success in patients with long standing...

2009-11-02 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 2, 2009, Andrea Natale, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., an electrophysiologist and executive medical director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, will be the first physician in the United States to perform an ablation procedure to treat a patient with a cardiac arrhythmia, commonly known as an irregular heart rhythm, using the newly FDA-cleared CARTO® 3 Navigation System. "Imaging...

2009-09-19 09:16:43

Physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York became the first in the U.S. to ablate atrial fibrillation using a visually-guided laser balloon catheter. The procedure was performed September 15 by Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Heart, and his colleague, Srinivas R. Dukkipati, MD, Director of Mount Sinai's Experimental Electrophysiology Laboratory. The procedure marks the first time the device"”the...