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2008-08-06 09:01:05

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today announced regulatory approval, in addition to reimbursement approval, from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), for the Durata(TM) defibrillation lead, the company's next-generation high-voltage lead. The Durata lead incorporates a soft silicone tip with a larger surface area and a slightly curved right ventricle (RV) shock coil intended to enhance ease of use and handling for physicians implanting an ICD (implantable...

2008-07-25 09:00:33

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has launched amiodarone HCl injection, USP, a class III antiarrhythmic indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation and hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia -- a potentially life-threatening irregular heart beat. Sagent's amiodarone HCl injection will be available immediately in 150 mg/3...

2008-07-10 06:00:13

The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation launched an awareness campaign through the second annual Climb to Conquer SADS event, taking place this week from July 9 through the 12th at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state. "We can help stop SADS from killing thousands of people in America every year if parents took their children to a heart specialist upon the child experiencing symptoms like fainting during exercise or seizures without a prior history. If parents are...

2008-06-18 09:01:18

Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT), reviewed strategies and developments to (i) commercialize its patented device, the PD2i Cardiac Analyzer, for risk stratification of patients for Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD); (ii) its collaboration with the U.S. Army to assess severity of injury, and probability of survival, for critically injured combat casualties and critically ill civilian patients and (iii) other milestones at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders today in Boca Raton, Florida. Vicor...

2008-04-01 03:00:10

By Kawabata, Mihoko Hirao, Kenzo; Takeshi, Sasaki; Sakurai, Kaoru; Inagaki, Hiroshi; Hachiya, Hitoshi; Isobe, Mitsuaki Abstract We report 2 patients in whom transient marked QT prolongation occurred after successful emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome. One patient developed torsades de pointes. In both cases, the QT interval became markedly prolonged within 24 hours after PCI, and this prolongation persisted for 4 days. The T waves had a giant and...

2005-09-16 17:15:44

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American David Toms was released from a Pittsburgh hospital on Friday and said he will play in next week's Presidents Cup despite being forced out of the 84 Lumber Classic with chest pains and rapid heartbeat. Toms sent a scare through the golf world on Thursday when he was taken to hospital after suffering from what appeared to be a heart attack midway through his opening round at the Mystic Rock Golf Course in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Toms, ranked number 11 in...

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2005-06-15 06:54:45

The supplement may even harm people with the heart devices, study finds Fish oil -- either from a diet rich in fish or from supplements -- is generally considered heart-healthy. But a new study found that for some people, fish oil supplements may have no effect or may even be dangerous. In people who have an implantable cardiac defibrillator because they have a history of irregular heartbeats, fish oil supplements may increase their risk of life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities. These...

2005-06-14 18:53:51

Fish oil supplements have proved effective in reducing the risk of sudden cardiac death, but a new study shows the oil may actually increase life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms in patients with implanted defibrillators. The study, led by heart researchers at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University will be published in the June 15 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. "We were very surprised by the study results. Previous...


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Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

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