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Latest Wearable cardioverter defibrillator Stories

2014-06-04 14:55:45

The JAMA Network Journals 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, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. Although clinical trials have established the ICD as the best currently available therapy to prevent sudden...

2014-05-09 13:57:05

McMaster University Potentially serious complications in patients could be avoided New research from McMaster University suggests that a commonly performed test during certain types of heart surgery is not helpful and possibly harmful. The testing procedure, known as defibrillator testing (DT), is commonly used on people who require implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) to prevent sudden cardiac death. It involves putting the patient into cardiac arrest to determine if the...

2014-04-03 12:25:56

Pilot trial shows blood test much more effective than current risk stratifications 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). That paper by Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D, chief of cardiology at the CVI, is published online in...

2014-03-31 23:22:20

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is the first hospital in Columbia, S.C., to implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD™ System, a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Columbia, SC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is the first hospital in Columbia, S.C., to implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD™ System, a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to a report on the device, published in the journal Circulation, the state-of-the-art device can detect dangerously irregular heart rhythms and administer shocks to return a normal rhythm without wires directly touching the heart. The new device, called a subcutaneous...

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, according to a study in the May 15 issue of JAMA....

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, according to a study in the May 8 issue of JAMA. "Therapy with ICDs is now the standard of care in primary and secondary prevention. As indications for implants have expanded, concern about possible adverse effects of ICD therapies on prognosis and...

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 to traditional utilization review. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 In a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. Christopher Bonnet reviewed ACC and AHA Class I and Class IIa recommendations for cardiac pacemakers and antiarrhythmia devices. Once considered a treatment of...

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. The article, titled 'Patient Perceptions, Physician Communication and the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator,' was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine) on...


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