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Latest Artificial pacemaker Stories

2011-10-12 10:38:24

Using a laser to remove wires connecting implanted pacemakers and defibrillators to the heart is as safe in people age 80 or older as it is in younger patients.

2011-10-04 09:39:31

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), an important diagnostic test, has traditionally been off limits to more than 2 million people in the United States who have an implanted pacemaker to regulate heart rhythms or an implanted defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac death.

Wilson Greatbatch Pacemaker Inventor Dies
2011-09-29 05:24:31

Wilson Greatbatch, the inventor of the implantable pacemaker, died Tuesday at the age of 92, in Buffalo, New York.

2011-09-23 11:14:24

Spanish researchers have designed what they believe to be a new type of magnetic cloak, which shields objects from external magnetic fields, while at the same time preventing any magnetic internal fields from leaking outside, making the cloak undetectable.

2011-09-22 06:17:38

Stanford researchers have created the first human heart cells that can be paced with light, providing new insight into the heart's function.

2011-09-12 23:38:22

A new study finds that infections following cardiac device implantations or replacement result in extremely high costs, both financially and in terms of patient mortality, even months after affected patients return home. Infections associated with pacemakers and defibrillators led to 4.8 to 7.7-fold increases in admission mortality, 1.6 to 2.1-fold increases long term mortality, 2.5 to 4.0-fold increases in hospital length of stay, and 1.4 to 1.8-fold increases in cost compared to pacemaker...

2011-09-12 23:33:36

An association has been found between infection associated with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) and increases in mortality and hospital care costs.


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