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2014-10-09 12:30:04

First in Texas: Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital Team Implants Device as Part of Clinical Study DALLAS, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiologists on the medical staff at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) today implanted an investigational cardiac pacemaker the size of a multivitamin. The first implantable pacemakers, developed in the late-1950s, were nearer the size of a transistor radio. Cardiologists on the BHVH medical staff implanted...

2014-09-12 04:20:45

DALLAS, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com adds External Defibrillator Market in India 2014 and Cardiac Pacemaker Market in India 2014 research reports, of 77 pages and 56 pages respectively, to its store. The report titled Cardiac Pacemaker Market in India 2014 [http://www.marketreportsonline.com/353891.html ] analyses how the market for medical devices is gaining prominence within the healthcare sector in India and how cardiac devices has...

Batteryless Cardiac Pacemaker Powered By Heart Motion
2014-09-02 03:59:00

European Society of Cardiology A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion was presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Adrian Zurbuchen from Switzerland. The prototype device does not require battery replacement. Mr Zurbuchen, a PhD candidate in the Cardiovascular Engineering Group at ARTORG, University of Bern, Switzerland, said: "Batteries are a limiting factor in today's medical implants. Once they reach a critically low energy...

2014-08-25 23:06:45

Cardiologists with Baptist Heart Specialists at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville are the first in Florida to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker, which does not require wires to connect to the heart. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Cardiologists with Baptist Heart Specialists at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville are the first in Florida to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker, which does not require wires to connect to the heart. One-tenth the size of a...

2014-07-02 08:27:52

COMMACK, N.Y., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a great honor for Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc. (ABD) to announce the appointment of the world-renowned Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgeon, Mark E Ginsburg, M.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Ginsburg, with over 34 years of experience, is currently practicing at two facilities: NY Presbyterian Hospital and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ginsburg has been implanting the Avery Breathing Pacemaker since the late 1980's...

Self-powered Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker Developed By Researchers
2014-06-23 03:49:58

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years on average, requiring frequent replacements, which may pose patients to a potential risk involved in medical procedures. A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and...

2014-05-09 12:26:46

Vivek Reddy, MD, of The Mount Sinai Hospital Presents 12-Month Follow-Up Study Results in Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Presentation at Heart Rhythm 2014 NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vivek Reddy, MD, Director of Arrhythmia Services for The Mount Sinai Hospital, reported his promising 12-month follow-up data showing the world's first leadless pacemaker is demonstrating overall device performance comparable to conventional pacemakers. Dr. Reddy presented the one-year...

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...

2014-04-23 16:29:55

Pacemaker placed in patient's heart without any chest incision SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scripps Health became the first health care provider in Southern California to implant the investigational Nanostim(TM) leadless pacemaker, the world's first wireless pacemaker totally implanted in the heart, as part of the Leadless II Clinical Trial. Developed for patients with bradycardia - a heart rate that is too slow - the Nanostim(TM) is placed directly in a patient's heart...


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