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FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker

From US News and World Report –April 7, 2107 –Robert Preidt The first leadless, wire-free heart pacemaker has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Medtronic’s Micra Transcatheter Pacing System works like other pacemakers to regulate heart rate in people with heart rhythm disorders, but does not use wired leads to make the electrical connection between the device and the heart. One expert believes the device’s approval is a big win for heart patients. “The leadless pacemaker is…

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Xarelto Approved for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (2011)

Source: www.stopafib.org Xarelto Approved by the FDA for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention November 4, 2011 By Mellanie True Hills Summary: The FDA has approved a second alternative to warfarin, Xarelto (rivaroxaban), for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to reduce stroke risk in those who have non-valvular atrial fibrillation (afib that is not related to heart valve problems). Xarelto becomes the second oral alternative to warfarin and is considered a good…

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