Posts Tagged ‘leadless pacemaker’

October 15th, 2013

First Leadless Pacemaker Gains Approval in Europe

St. Jude Medical announced on Monday that the world’s first leadless pacemaker has gained CE Mark approval in Europe. The company also announced that it was buying Nanostim, the company that developed the innovative device. The FDA recently granted conditional approval for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application and a pivotal clinical trial, St. Jude […]

May 13th, 2013

Novel Leadless Pacemaker Makes Debut at HRS 2013

First results in human patients of a novel leadless pacemaker were presented last week at the HRS meeting in Denver by Vivek Reddy.  Pacemaker leads are the most common source of complications associated with pacemakers today. The self-contained device is delivered via catheter to the right ventricle, to which it is attached with a fixation mechanism.  The device […]