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2014-05-08 16:28:07

Boston Scientific Shockless Implant Evaluation (SIMPLE) Study Results Presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35th Annual Scientific Sessions NATICK, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) study demonstrated that outcomes for patients with the company's transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) who received routine defibrillation testing (DT) at implant were similar to outcomes for those patients who did not...

2014-05-05 12:29:04

In the news release, U.S. Market for Neurostimulation Devices Will Reach Almost $4 Billion by 2022, issued 09-Apr-2014 by Decision Resources Group over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "NeuroPace's responsive stimulation device" rather than "NeuroPace's deep brain stimulation (DBS) device" as originally issued. The complete, corrected release follows: U.S. Market for Neurostimulation Devices Will Reach Almost $4 Billion by...

First Implant Of World’s Smallest, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Pacemaker
2014-05-05 03:35:43

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) today announced its first implant of the world’s smallest pacemaker: the Medtronic Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) in the Midwest. The device was implanted by Dr. Charles Gornick as part of the global pivotal clinical trial. One-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker, and comparable in size to a large vitamin, the Micra TPS pacemaker is delivered directly into the heart through a...

2014-04-29 23:11:01

UVA technique tailors pacemaker-defibrillator installation for best outcomes. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Important new research from the University of Virginia Health System explains why patients with heart failure do or do not respond to a very effective form of treatment, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The research successfully identified which patients would benefit and enables doctors to create an unprecedented map of a patient’s heart to guide the...

2014-04-29 08:37:05

INNSBRUCK, Austria, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European Patent Office honors most important innovations of recent years - Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency (http://www.epa.eu) and http://www.presseportal.de/pm/62623 - Today, the European Patent Office (EPO) officially announced the nominees for this year's European Inventor Award. Among the three nominees of the category lifetime achievement are Dr. Ingeborg and Prof. Dr....

2014-04-28 16:30:19

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: EU5 Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/orthopaedic/eu5_orthopedic_prosthetics_market_outlook_2020.html EU5 Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020 SummaryGlobalData's new report, "EU5 Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the EU5 Orthopedic Prosthetics market. The report provides...

Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System
2014-04-27 04:18:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A few decades ago, instruments capable of tapping into a person’s nervous system to help restore movement, sensations or cognitive function seemed impossible. Now, however, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a how-to guide for those interested in building their own brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). Guide author and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Valerie Thompson recruited the engineers behind the Argus...

2014-04-25 12:26:49

DALLAS, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new market research report the "Patient Monitoring Device / Equipment / System Market by Product (Blood Glucose, EEG, ECG, Capnography, Spirometer, Sleep Apnea, Pulse Oximeter, Fetal Doppler, Multiparameter, Remote, Weight, Temperature), End-user (Hospitals, Home) - Global Forecast to 2018" published by MarketsandMarkets, The global Patient Monitoring Devices Market will reach $22,173.8 Million by 2018 growing at a CAGR of...

2014-04-25 10:11:04

Leaps orders of magnitude beyond existing tools -- NIH study Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light. The research funded by the National Institutes of Health adds the same level of control over turning neurons off that, until now, had been limited to turning them on. "What had been working through a weak pump can now work through a highly...

Existing Cochlear Technology Used To Re-grow Auditory Nerves
2014-04-24 03:24:49

[ Watch The Video: Bionic Ear Delivers DNA To Regrow Auditory Nerve Cells ] University of New South Wales Researchers at UNSW Australia have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves. The research also heralds a possible new way of treating a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, and psychiatric conditions such as depression through this novel way...


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