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2010-03-25 08:15:00

Next-Generation Devices Pave Way for Applications in Cardiology, Neurology A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart's electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices. The new device represents the first use of flexible silicon technology for a medical application. "We believe that this technology may herald a new generation of active, flexible, implantable devices...

2010-03-24 16:41:30

Biocompatible electronics could enable new surgical applications CHAMPAIGN, Ill. "” Arrhythmic hearts soon may beat in time again, with minimal surgical invasion, thanks to flexible electronics technology developed by a team of University of Illinois researchers, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Northwestern University. These biocompatible silicon devices could mark the beginning of a new wave of surgical electronics. Co-senior author John...

2010-03-03 09:06:19

American Heart Association rapid access journal report DALLAS -- A standard test of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is linked to significant thought-processing problems that improve for most patients within a year after the device is inserted, according to research reported in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, a journal of the American Heart Association. An ICD is a small electronic device that monitors and regulates heartbeat (somewhat similar to a pacemaker)....

2010-02-22 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiac diagnostic technology provider, announced today that the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has accepted an abstract detailing the superior performance of NewCardio's patented CardioBip(TM) technology for remote wireless monitoring and detection of atrial fibrillation (AF). The study results, which discuss the use of CardioBip for improved AF monitoring and detection, are scheduled for oral...

2010-02-17 06:00:00

Survey Identifies Need for Improved Dialogue between Health Providers and Patients WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) released the results of a national survey of older adults, caregivers and health care providers evaluating knowledge and awareness of medical imaging safety. The survey, which focused largely on electronic implantable device patients and their caregivers, reveals that communication about the safety of medical imaging...

2009-12-15 21:20:15

Successful implantation of a new type of cardiac pacemaker with wireless remote telemonitoring The electrophysiology team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) recently performed the first implantation of a new type of cardiac pacemaker (Accent RFâ“ž¢) in Canada. This landmark procedure was carried out on October 22, 2009 by Drs. Bernard Thibault and Peter Guerra. Both are cardiologists, electrophysiologists at the MHI and professors at the Universit© de...

2009-12-15 14:20:00

FDA researchers have found that certain cardiac pacemakers may inadequately stimulate a patient's heart while undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan due to the magnetic pulses mixing with the electronic pulses from the pacemaker. This inadequate stimulation is potentially dangerous for the patient undergoing the MRI scan, according to research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BioMedical Engineering Online. MRI is an imaging technique that uses a magnetic field...

2009-12-12 12:26:01

CRT device use varies widely, large-scale study finds Most patients with heart failure likely to benefit from a pacemaker including the capacity for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) do not receive such an implantable device, reports a national study in the December 2009 issue of the American Heart Journal. Less than half who qualify for the device therapy may actually get it, the large-scale study led by University of South Florida cardiologist Anne Curtis, MD, found. The researchers...

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2009-12-11 06:30:00

New research shows that some 3 million Americans may be suffering from the common heart arrhythmia know as atrial fibrillation.  Even more shocking, however, experts say that number will probably double over the next 25 years. Known to most medical professionals as simply "a-fib," atrial fibrillation takes place when the heart's natural pacemaker is overrun by sporadic rogue electrical signals in the heart's upper chambers, which cause the heart to quiver and beat irregularly. While some...

2009-12-02 17:37:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Electrodes for Medical Devices - A Global Market Perspective http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164320/Electrodes-for-Medical-Devices---A-Global-Market-Perspective.html Electrodes in electronic devices detect electrical signals in patients' muscle and nerve cells that are created by chemical reactions. Medical application areas include blood gas analyzers,...


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