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2011-09-08 10:09:35

A different approach to studying the heart may uncover paths for new and improved cardiac treatments n the United States, almost half a million people die every year because their hearts beat too fast or too slow--a disease called cardiac arrhythmia. Although researchers and doctors have taken great strides to understand the heart, cardiovascular disease is still the primary cause of death in the industrialized world. Scientists have long developed cardiac therapies through...

2011-08-31 23:36:48

Study shows simpler version of the device gives same benefit with less risk When it comes to defibrillators, simpler may be safer, even though more complex machines are used on a majority of patients. That's according to a new study from a team that included University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher Paul Varosy, MD. The group reviewed more than 100,000 records of cardiac patients. They found that there was more chance of surgical problems and death with devices that require...

2011-08-29 11:24:30

The adverse effect of right ventricular pacing on implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patient survival is sustained long-term; however, the impact appears to be mitigated by cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), based on a scientific poster being presented at the European society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress Aug 28 in Paris. "We were pleased to discover that the average patient, despite having severe left ventricular dysfunction, lived nine years after ICD implantation, which...

2011-08-24 08:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has discharged the first Total Artificial Heart patient in the Midwest to wait for a matching donor heart at home using a portable power supply called the Freedom® driver. Richard Whittington, 59, received the Total Artificial Heart on July 6 and after 34...

2011-08-11 06:42:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new technique that stimulates heart muscle cells with low-energy light raises the possibility of a future light-controlled pacemaker, according to this study. "Electronic cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators are well established and successful technologies, but they are not without problems, including the breakage of metal leads, limited battery life and interference from strong magnetic fields," Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D., senior author of the study and associate...

2011-08-02 14:11:11

An international team of molecular scientists have discovered that star ascidians, also known as sea squirts, have pacemaker cells similar to that of the human heart. The research, published in the JEZ A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, may offer a new insight into the early evolution of the heart as star ascidians are one of the closest related invertebrates to mammals. The research team, led by Annette Hellbach from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany, expected to find...

2011-07-19 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Heart, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corporation, today announced that a patient implanted with the DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) has surpassed five years of support on the mechanical circulatory support device. Helga Gieseke, living in Germany, was treated at The Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB, German Heart Institute Berlin) and is now one of the longest-living heart failure recipients of the...

2011-06-14 01:35:06

UH Case Medical Center's meta-analysis challenges treatment guidelines A new meta-analysis study, led by physician researchers at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and to be published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (embargoed until June 13, 4 p.m. EDT), shows that three-lead cardiac pacemakers implanted in those with heart failure fail to help up to 40 percent of patients with such devices. "These findings have...

2011-06-09 00:00:30

The family of Selah Schulze has filed suit in Grayson County, Texas, alleging Ms. Schulze sustained injuries when she was caught on fire during a routine operation. Defendants include Texoma Medical Center, surgeon Dr. Robert Wilcott, and anesthesiologist Dr. Mark Villareal. Kay L. Van Wey of Van Wey Law, PLLC, is representing the family of Ms. Schulze. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 The family of Selah Schulze filed suit in Grayson County, Texas, last Friday against Texoma Medical...

2011-06-02 13:37:11

A new study published in the journal Clinical Cardiology reveals that in men with chronic heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves patients' libido, erectile dysfunction, and sexual performance. Chronic heart failure (HF) is a common, complex clinical syndrome characterized by fatigue and exercise intolerance. HF patients experience decreased libido and erectile dysfunction (ED). CRT, which is a type of pacemaker that paces the right and left ventricle, is used to treat...