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Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is among the first medical facilities in the country to participate in the ALERTS Pivotal US trial, which evaluates the safety and effectiveness of the AngelMed
Researchers have completed the first study of a procedure which uses three dimensional maps to determine the location of electrical signals in children’s hearts. This could help cardiologists correct rapid heart rhythms in young patients.
Great care should be taken when performing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with a cardiac pacemaker.
Patients with a cardiac irregularity and myotonic dystrophy type 1 (a severe neuromuscular disorder with a high risk of sudden death) who received an invasive treatment strategy that included testing of their heart's electrical conduction system and if needed, implantation of a device such as a pacemaker, had an associated higher rate of 9-year survival compared to patients treated noninvasively.
A select number of patients who suffer from neurally mediated synope (NMS) – a disorder in which the brain fails to regulate heart rate and blood pressure – may be good candidates to receive a dual-chamber pacemaker to prevent common NMS-related fainting spells.
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