July 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 7

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

Editorial Correspondence

Jodie Elrod, Managing Editor, EP Lab Digest
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   AtriCure, Inc., a medical device company and a leader in cardiac surgical ablation systems, announced that it received clearance from the FDA for its AtriClip Gillinov-Cosgrove Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion system. The AtriClip system is designe…
   TYRX, Inc. announced that it has successfully implanted its AIGISRx device in 10,000 patients in the United States. The AIGISRx device is an antibacterial mesh technology that securely holds a pacemaker (PM) or implantable cardioverter defibrillat…
   According to a new report by iData Research, the leading global authority in medical device and pharmaceutical market research, the U.S. cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology and ablation device market is estimated at $8.1 billion, wi…
   Defibtech, LLC, is initiating a voluntary recall of 5,418 DBP-2800 Battery Packs used in the Lifeline AED® and ReviveR AED TM (semi-automatic external defibrillators). This recall affects all DBP-2800 Battery Packs shipped prior to June 4, 2007. I…
   Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Signal Averaged Electrocardiogram (SAECG) has been identified as one of the non-invasive tests shown to increase the detection of patients afflicted with Arrhythmogenic Right Ven…
   Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer announced that the companies have agreed to stop the Phase 3 AVERROES clinical trial of apixaban in patients with atrial fibrillation.    The study will be stopped early because a predefined interim analysi…
   Greatbatch, Inc. is proud to join the medical community in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first successful implantation of the human cardiac pacemaker in the United States.    The pacemaker was designed, developed and implanted by Wilson…
   Vascular surgery may be accompanied by cardiovascular complications, like ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT). Though these arrhythmias initially might be asymptomatic, they can lead to increased risk for late sudden cardiac death after surgery. Rese…
   Ascent, a leader in delivering healthcare resource sustainability, announced the addition of a new product to its extensive roster of single use devices (SUDs) for reprocessing. EZ STEERTM Bi-Directional Catheters, manufactured by Biosense Webster…
   The American College of Cardiology has certified LUMEDX Corporation, the industry leader in integrated cardiovascular information systems and the number one provider of ACC software, as an official ACC-NCDR ICD Registry 2.0 software vendor.    LU…