Search Tag: Pacemakers

IT Management

Health and Consumer Tech Partnerships on the Rise

2019 26 Sep

Digital technology and mHealth expansion  not only enable patients to be more proactive in keeping themselves fit and healthy, these tech innovations are also underpinning the growth of consumerism in healthcare.   With data collected from medical devices – including wearables and other mHealth tools – becoming increasingly valuable for disease... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Internet of Things and On-line Security

2019 03 Sep

The Internet of Things (IoT) means all sorts of devices we use today, be it at home or in the workplace, are practically linked/connected to each other or to a network. While such connectivity leads to improved efficiency in what we do (eg, smartphones for fast communication), security experts warn that the IoT puts these connected devices at... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Devices Help Solve Forensic Cases

2017 23 Jun

According to a study presented at EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2017, pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases. Devices have been able to reveal time and cause of death in some cases where autopsy failed to do the same. Lead author Dr Philipp Lacour, a cardiologist at Charité - Medical University of Berlin, Germany explains that... Read more

Cardiology Management

Monitoring of Pacemakers, Defibrillators Underestimates Device Problems

2015 28 Jun

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and defibrillators may be underestimating device problems. Researchers from the University of California propose systematic methods to determine accurate causes of sudden death in those... Read more

IT Management

Web-Connected Pacemakers: The Next Step In Remote Patient Monitoring

2015 30 Jan

An efficient new security protocol for the wireless transmission of data from medical devices has been developed by researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country in northern Spain. Soon, sensors from implantable devices like pacemakers may be connected to the internet, allowing doctors to safely and securely monitor patients even when... Read more

IMAGING Management

CE Mark for MRI-Compatible Pacemaker Leads

2014 20 Oct

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Paul, MN, USA) has received a CE mark approving updated labelling for its Tendril™ STS and IsoFlex™ Optim™ pacing leads, giving existing and future patients with pacing devices access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in Europe. The leads are used with the Accent MRI™ pacemaker, an advanced pacing platform that provides... Read more

Cardiology Management

Leadless Pacemaker: Promising Potential

2014 16 May

The world's first leadless pacemaker has demonstrated promising results as per a study conducted by Vivek Reddy, MD, Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Mount Sinai Hospital.   Twelve-month follow-up data with 32 bradycardia patients showed that the performance of the leadless pacemaker device was equivalent to those in traditional... Read more

Cardiology Management

CE Approval Awarded to Eluna Pacemaker Capable of Event-Triggered IEGM Transmissions

2014 28 Mar

New BIOTRONIK Pacemaker Series Offers Daily Automatic Data Transmission without Relying on Patient Interaction Biotronik, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced CE approval for its new Eluna pacemaker series today. The new generation of pacemakers includes single and dual-chamber as well as cardiac resynchronisation... Read more

IMAGING Management

Boston Scientific Trial for Pacing System in MRI Environment

2013 24 Apr

Boston Scientific has announced that the first patient in the United States has been implanted with the Boston Scientific Corporation ImageReady(TM) MR Conditional pacing system in the SAMURAI clinical trial.  The study is designed to confirm the safety and effectiveness of the system in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment. Pacing... Read more

IMAGING Management

Medtronic Launches Advisa MRI Pacemaker System

2013 21 Mar

Medtronic has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and the U.S. launch of its Advisa DR MRI™ SureScan®  pacing system. The Advisa MRI system is Medtronic’s second-generation MR-Conditional pacemaker and is the first system to combine the most advanced pacing technology with proven MRI access. Advisa MRI was specifically tested... Read more