News We’re Watching: New AF Guidelines, Nevro Buys Vyrsa, LivaNova Responds To Cyberattack
Medtech Insight's News We're Watching highlights medtech industry news developments you may have missed over the last few weeks. Last week, cardiologists got new guidelines for managing patients with atrial fibrillation and Nevro made a big move to expand beyond its core spinal cord stimulation business.
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The FDA approved Boston Scientific’s Farapulse pulsed field ablation system, as expected, at the end of January, and the company believes regulators in China and Japan will approve it later this year. Brad Sutton, Boston Scientific’s chief medical officer for atrial fibrillation solutions, told Medtech Insight why PFA will soon dominate the atrial fibrillation ablation market and how his company plans to be a leader in PFA.
Nevro is known for its spinal cord stimulation technology but wants to help a wide range of patients with chronic pain, so it is buying Vyrsa, which offers a complete system for sacroiliac joint fusion. In and interview with Medtech Insight, Nevro CEO Kevin Thornal explained how Vyrsa supports Nevro's strategy in this growing market.
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