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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. Now, in a study published in the October 4 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, cardiologists at Johns Hopkins report that a protocol they developed has proved effective in enabling patients with implanted cardiac devices to...

2011-09-30 05:41:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Painful jolts are so yesterday!  Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 people have a cardiac defibrillator implanted in their chest to deliver a high-voltage shock to prevent sudden cardiac death from a life-threatening arrhythmia.  While it is a necessary and effective preventive therapy, those who have experienced a defibrillator shock say it is painful, and some studies suggest that the shock can damage heart muscle. Scientists at John Hopkins...

2011-05-05 12:30:00

NATICK, Mass. and SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced results from an analysis of its ALTITUDE(®) Clinical Science program, which demonstrated that defibrillator therapy saves lives from lethal arrhythmias without an increase in mortality due to defibrillator shock. Instead, the authors found that increased mortality risk associated with these shocks is not attributed to the defibrillator shock itself, but...

2010-08-12 06:00:00

Defibrillator has no leads to the heart; may remedy issues associated with other devices CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a familiar scene on most TV medical dramas: a patient is unconscious; CPR didn't work; someone yells, "All clear!" and the defibrillator paddles are applied to the person's chest in hopes the electric current shocks the heart back into action. In real life 350,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest every year because they don't have implantable...

2010-01-28 12:23:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $3.5 million research project that will study the long-term benefits and risks of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in patients at risk of death from ventricular fibrillation will be supported by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American College of Cardiology, the two groups announced today. The project is being conducted in cooperation with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of HHS'...

2009-09-15 06:10:28

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators do not appear to be associated with a reduced risk of death in women with advanced heart failure, according to a meta-analysis of previously published research in the September 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Heart failure affects about 5.3 million Americans, almost half of them women, according to background information in the article. Patients with heart failure are six to nine times more likely than the...

2008-11-12 12:00:31

Biotronik, a cardiovascular medical device company, has announced new positive data which showed that remote monitoring of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators is a safe and effective alternative to conventional in-office follow-up care, which helps reduce the burden on capacity-constrained cardiac centers. The Trust clinical study used Biotronik Home Monitoring, an automatic, wireless system that performs daily telemetric surveillance of the patient and the technical status of the...

2008-11-11 18:00:20

BIOTRONIK, the pioneer in wireless remote monitoring technology for patients with cardiac devices, announced today that data presented at the New Trials in Electrophysiology and Pacing Session of the American Heart Association (AHA) 2008 Scientific Sessions shows remote monitoring of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) is a safe and effective alternative to conventional in-office follow-up care, which helps reduce the burden on capacity-constrained cardiac centers....

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