The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New York that they are working together to help drive timely diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) with the aim of improving earlier detection in individuals at increased risk of stroke.

Correvio Pharma Corp. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted for review the resubmitted New Drug Application (NDA) for the antiarrhythmic drug Brinavess.

The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc.

Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled, a new ablation catheter designed to help physicians accurately and effectively treat atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Janssen Pharmaceutical and Apple have teamed up to determine if a new app for the Apple Watch – which has a built-in electrocardiogram – can improve the health of more than 30 million people with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that can lead to stroke and other potentially devastating complications.

PwC’s annual R&D spending report showcases companies that stand out in the field of biotechnology.

Boston Pharmaceuticals licenses a slew of compounds from GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis in two separate deals.

AliveCor today announced FDA clearance of KardiaBand in the U.S., allowing Apple Watch users to discreetly capture their EKG anytime and anywhere in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia.

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster clot prevention drug Xarelto was shown to cut the risk of potentially deadly strokes and heart attacks in patients with severe atherosclerosis by 24 percent, raising the prospects of billions more in sales.

People who typically work much more than 35 to 40 hours a week may be at heightened risk of developing atrial fibrillation, an irregular rapid heartbeat that can lead to strokes, heart failure and chronic fatigue, a recent study suggests.