September 2008

Volume 8 Issue 9

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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Atritech, Inc. announced the filing of its Pre-Market Approval Application (PMA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The PMA contains the results of the PROTECT AF Clinical Trial, which began enrollment in early 2005. PROTECT AF evaluated the…
CV Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology has published a study of ranolazine showing that ranolazine significantly (p
St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced regulatory approval, in addition to reimbursement approval, from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), for the Durata™ defibrillation lead, the company's next-generation high-voltage lead. The…
BIOTRONIK announced the launch of the HomeCARE II study. The enrollment of the first patient at the University Hospital in Würzburg, Germany marks the start of this important clinical program.
The Sorin Group announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval to market the REPLY™ family of dual and single chamber pacemakers. The REPLY pacemaker, the world’s smallest dual chamber pacemaker at 8cc’s, is Sorin Group’s next pacin…
Vascular Solutions, Inc. recently announced its U.S. launch of the EXPRO Elite Snare in partnership with Radius Medical Technologies. The EXPRO Elite Snare is a unique one-piece medical device designed for the retrieval and manipulation of objects lo…
The Heart Rhythm Society, co-chair of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Coalition, applauds the introduction of Senate Concurrent Resolution 93 and House Concurrent Resolution 393, which call for a National Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Month i…
Physio-Control of Redmond, Washington, announced the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator has been deployed on the International Space Station (ISS) as the first automated external defibrillator (AED) in space. AEDs have become common in places such as air…
Endosense, a medical technology company focused on enabling the broad adoption of catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has been awarded ISO 13485:2003 certification for its quality management system by the certification authori…
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