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Latest Wearable cardioverter defibrillator Stories

2014-06-04 14:55:45

An examination of the benefit of preventive placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with a less severe level of heart failure, a group not well represented in clinical trials, finds significantly better survival at three years than that of similar patients with no ICD.

2014-05-09 13:57:05

New research from McMaster University suggests that a commonly performed test during certain types of heart surgery is not helpful and possibly harmful.

2014-04-03 12:25:56

A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).

Defibrillator Placed Just Below The Skin Deemed Safe, Effective
2013-08-27 10:39:37

A team of international scientists has just successfully tested the safety and efficacy of a new type of defibrillator that is implanted just under the skin.

2013-05-15 13:10:28

Even though patients receiving an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention often receive a dual-chamber ICD, an analysis that included more than 32,000 patients receiving an ICD without indications for pacing finds that the use of a dual-chamber device compared with a single-chamber device was associated with a higher risk of device-related complications and similar 1-year mortality and hospitalization outcomes.

2013-05-08 11:50:32

Programming an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with a long-detection interval compared with a standard-detection interval resulted in a reduction in anti-tachycardia pacing episodes, ICD shocks delivered, and inappropriate shocks.

2013-03-20 23:02:00

As hospitals work to monitor and reduce cardiac overutilization, peer review professionals are increasingly called upon to evaluate the medical necessity of procedures which are not always subjected

2013-02-19 10:23:51

New research at Saint Louis University shows physicians do not talk to patients about the psychosocial impact and long-term risks of implanting cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to treat irregular heart rhythms, leaving them misinformed about how the device may affect quality of life.


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