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2010-03-25 08:15:00

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.

2010-03-24 16:41:30

Biocompatible electronics could enable new surgical applications

2010-03-03 09:06:19

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

2010-02-17 06:00:00

Survey Identifies Need for Improved Dialogue between Health Providers and Patients WASHINGTON, Feb.

2009-12-15 21:20:15

Successful implantation of a new type of cardiac pacemaker with wireless remote telemonitoring.

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.

2009-12-12 12:26:01

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.

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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.


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