Tag Archive for Cardiology

Medtronic’s CoreValve Evolut Transcatheter Aortic Valves Now Approved for Intermediate Risk Patients

Medtronic has announced that its CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve replacement platform, consisting of CoreValve, CoreValve Evolut R, CoreValve Evolut PRO, is now FDA approved for patients with “symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are at an intermediate risk for open-heart surgery.” Previously, the products were o (Read more...)

Nokia Launches Portfolio of Digital Health Products: Interview with VP Nokia Digital Health, Cedric Hutchings

Nokia announced its re-entry into the consumer market in late June by launching a portfolio of digital health products ranging from elegant activity/sleep trackers to smart scales and a home air-quality monitor. As the largest line of connected consumer health products on the market, they are now available for purchase on their website an (Read more...)

CathVision: A Smoother Look at Cardiac Electrograms

CathVision is a Danish company that aims to reduce noisy electrogram signals during cardiac arrhythmia ablation procedures. With cleaner signals, cardiologists can better locate the areas that generate arrhythmias and ablate them. For example, with a higher signal-to-noise ratio, cardiologists can have higher confidence when probing the l (Read more...)

Medtronic’s Micra Pacemaker Survives Flight to Space

This is an update to a recent story of ours on the first pacemaker in space. The Medtronic Micra is the smallest pacemaker currently available. It’s so small that it’s delivered via a catheter and attached to the endocardium of the heart, where its internal battery paces the heart for years. It’s certainly an incredible piece (Read more...)