Apple And J&J Collaborate On Large Atrial Fibrillation Study
The Heartline Study is evaluating how the Apple Watch can identify and predict atrial fibrillation while improving cardiovascular outcomes and patients’ adherence to anticoagulant drugs.
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Medtronic says that most of the clinical trials it is sponsoring are paused due to the pandemic, which means the completion of its PMA application for the Symplicity Spyral renal denervation system will be delayed.
Three-month results of the SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED pivotal trial show renal denervation with Medtronic’s Symplicity Spyral system significantly reduced blood pressure in hypertensive patients not taking anti-hypertensive medications.