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October 2015:  Big news: Medical technology giant Medtronic has acquired CardioInsight Technologies, developer of the ECVUE mapping and ablation CardioInsight ECGI vestsystem. The new Noninvasive Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) system uses a vest-like device which a patient wears to image the inside of the heart and to pinpoint sites in the heart producing A-Fib signals.

Most of the trials have been in Europe. We can only hope the purchase of CardioInsight will fast-track its use in the US. For more on ECGI see my report: AFACART Clinical Trial: Preliminary Results of the CardioInsight—ECVUE System in Multiple Centers

I welcome your comments and questions. Email me! -Your A-Fib Friend, Steve Ryan.

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A-Fib Non-PV Triggers Predict Need for Multiple Ablations
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Marilyn Shook Updates Her 2008 A-Fib Story
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FDA: Pradaxa Reversal Agent Granted 'Accelerated Approval'
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Our A-Fib Support Volunteers--Just an Email Away
We are blessed to have many generous people who have volunteered to help others get through their A-Fib ordeal.  Learn more.

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