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The PMA approval is based on the results of the BeAT HF trial, which showed that baroflex activation therapy with Barostim Neo safely improves quality-of-life scores and exercise capacity in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.
Health plan members will be invited to join Medtronic’s Inner Circle patient engagement program, which applies game design to help motivate and encourage patients with diabetes to achieve monthly health-outcome goals.
As expected, the US FDA has expanded the approved indication for four transcatheter aortic valves – Edwards Lifescience’s Sapien 3 and Sapien 3 Ultra, and Medtronic’s CoreValve Evolut R and CoreValve Evolut PRO – to include patients at low risk for complications during surgery.
Results of the SENSE trial showed Biotronik’s DX system, which is available in both ICD and CRT-D devices, can detect atrial high-rate episodes as effectively as dual-chamber ICDs and better than single-chamber ICDs even though it does not have an atrial sensing lead.
In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight managing editor Marion Webb reports on her discussions with diagnostic company executives at the recent American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting in Anaheim. And senior reporter Catherine Longworth previews her feature on MDisrupt, a new company that touts itself as the world’s first medical diligence company for the healthcare industry.
In an interview with Medtech Insight, ZS' medtech marketing experts Matt Singer and Sundeep Karnik explain how companies can gain an competitive advantage by investing in their marketing operations, rather than restructuring their sales team, adding or subtracting new products, or overhauling their R&D programs.