HRS 2018 Wrap-Up: Tendril Lead Failures; Metaanalysis Of Contact-Force Catheter; LuxCath's OmniView; More Micra Results
The 2018 Heart Rhythm Society scientific sessions in Boston covered a variety of presentations of new electrophysiology clinical data, including a report on the failure of St. Jude's Tendril leads, a meta-analysis of contact-force catheters for atrial-fibrillation ablation, and new data on Medtronic's Micra leadless pacemaker.
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HRS 2017: Medtronic And Boston Scientific's Less-Invasive CRM Devices Perform As Hoped In Real-World Registries
Results from the post-approval trials of Medtronic's Micra Transcatheter Pacing System and Boston Scientific's S-ICD presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Chicago show these "leadless" devices can be implanted in "real world" patients with acute outcomes similar to those of the pre-market trials that had more restrictive inclusion criteria.