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2011-05-24 06:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a two studies published recently in Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting, Investigators from the department of cardiology in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, UK found that Cheetah Medical's NICOM system is an effective and practical method for optimizing the function of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) pacemakers. The investigators found that heart failure patients whose pacemaker parameter settings were adjusted to maximize...

2011-05-09 21:47:08

First non-invasive technique to directly map electrical activation of the heart Abnormalities in cardiac conduction, the rate at which the heart conducts electrical impulses to contract and relax, are a major cause of death and disability around the world. Researchers at Columbia Engineering School have been developing a new method, Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI), that is the first non-invasive technique to map the electrical activation of the heart. Based on ultrasound imaging, EWI...

2011-05-06 00:00:29

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Darvocet, Darvon, and Propoxyphene are perhaps the most prescribed pain pills in history, and they may also be the deadliest. Most US citizens do not know these drugs could have contributed to a heart attack, severe heart rhythm issues, the need to control their heart beat with medication, or a pacemaker to normalize their heart's rhythm." The group fears millions of Americans could still be using these pain medications-because they never heard about the recall....

2011-04-26 16:30:00

Implantable device monitors heart activity and signals impending heart attack CHICAGO, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a heart attack begins, a stopwatch starts. With each passing minute heart tissue is deprived of blood, causing it to deteriorate or die. In order to minimize damage to the heart, blood flow must be restored promptly, or the effects can be serious, often even fatal. Research shows that the length of time between when a heart attack starts and when treatment...

2011-04-08 07:00:00

IRVING, Texas, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care supply contracting company, announced today the addition of St. Jude Medical (St. Paul, MN) to its portfolio of agreements for Cardiac Rhythm Management products. St. Jude Medical is a leading provider of medical devices which treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients. The company provides a full portfolio of arrhythmia management products, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter...

2011-04-04 22:09:08

Data from 200,000 Medicare beneficiaries receiving cardiac device implantations, with and without subsequent infections Surgical infections associated with pacemakers and defibrillators led to 3-fold increases in hospital stay, 55-118% higher hospitalization costs, 8 to 11 fold increase in mortality rates, and double the mortality after 1 year compared to pacemaker and defibrillator implantations where no infection occurred. Surprisingly, more than one-third of the excess mortality occurred...

2011-03-31 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiovascular diagnostic solutions developer, announced today that the Company has been invited to present the results of a recent QTinno ® performance study at an upcoming conference entitled "Cardiovascular Safety in Drug Development: State-of-the-Art Assessments," sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium (CSRC) and...

2011-03-28 09:30:00

DETROIT, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced its first implant of the AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system. The system is designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the emergency room during an impending heart attack. Randy Lieberman, M.D., Medical Director, Electrophysiology Services, DMC CVI, performed the first implant in Southeast Michigan, and is among the very first physicians...

2011-03-24 16:00:00

New device is designed to improve survival rates from heart attack in high-risk heart patients. NEPTUNE, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 66-year-old heart attack survivor Charles Theodora from Ocean Township became the first NY/NJ Metropolitan resident to be implanted with the experimental AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system device that could alert him if a heart attack is imminent. "The key to the AngelMed...

2011-03-23 16:18:00

BLUE ISLAND, Ill., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Ryan, 74, a Worth, Illinois man was among the first in Chicago to receive a MRI-compatible pacemaker. His pacemaker was implanted at MetroSouth Medical Center, a hospital known for its excellent cardiac care. Ryan, who suffers from coronary artery disease, was having bradycardia, a heart arrhythmia condition that causes a slow heart rate. His heart rate was 35 beats a minute, which compares to 60 to 100 beats per minute for a person...


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