Search Tag: implantable defibrillators

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

Cardiology Management

ICDs Improve Survival in Patients With Less Severe Heart Failure

2014 08 Jun

The preventive placement of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) benefits patients with less severe levels of heart failure, with significantly better survival three years after implantation, a study in JAMA’s 4 June issue reports. The research focuses on a population not often studied in clinical trials, with results supporting the use of... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Defibrillator Testing Prior to ICD Procedure Unnecessary

2014 14 May

According to new research from McMaster University to be presented at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in San Francisco this week, a commonly performed test conducted during certain types of cardiac surgery does not provide any assistance and may even be potentially harmful.The test in question is Defibrillator Testing (DT), conducted on patients who... Read more

ICU Management

Home Monitoring of Patients with ICDs Provides Economic Benefits

2014 17 Jan

New findings from the ECOST study underscore the economic benefits of Biotronik Home Monitoring for the French National Health Insurance systemBiotronik Home Monitoring significantly reduces the cost of follow-up in patients with implantable defibrillators (ICDs). New data from the ECOST (Effectiveness and Cost of ICD Follow-Up Schedule with Telecardiology)... Read more

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