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#ICNC2019: Machine learning predicts sudden death in heart failure patient for the first time

2019 14 May

Artificial intelligence ( AI ) has shown promise to select heart failure patients for expensive treatments to prevent lethal arrhythmias , reports a study presented at ICNC 2019. The study is the first to use a machine learning algorithm to predict sudden death in heart failure patients . The International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Battery-Less Pacemaker

2017 12 Jun

Researchers from Rice University and Texas Heart Institute have introduced a wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart. Their device was presented at the IEEE's International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Honolulu. The pacemaker was designed by Aydin Babakhani, electric and computer engineering professor... Read more

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Pacemaker Checks Help Prevent Stroke

2015 23 Oct

In a study that investigated whether pacemaker checks could be used to identify patients with asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF), it was found that it was worthwhile using them to identify patients at risk.  AF is a common heart rhythm disorder and affects approximately 2 percent of people in the developed world. The condition increases the risk... Read more

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Leadless Pacemaker Study Assesses Safety and Efficacy

2015 30 Aug

In a Hot Line presentation at the ESC Congress in London, investigators reported the findings from the LEADLESS II study which showed that a leadless cardiac pacemaker demonstrated good safety and reliable function during the initial six months of follow-up. The findings have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The study shows... Read more

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Cardiac Device Wearers Should Keep Safe Distance from Smartphones

2015 23 Jun

According to research presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015, cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from their smartphones in order to avoid any painful shocks or pauses in function. Dr. Carsten Lennerz, first author and cardiology resident in the Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany,... Read more

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Patients Test Drive Pacemaker

2015 23 Jun

Novel research presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 by Professor Michael Giudici, Director of arrhythmia services in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, U.S. revealed that patients can test drive a pacemaker outside the skin before deciding to have a permanent implant. Prof. Giudici explained that... Read more

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First Fully Implantable Micropacemaker for Foetal Use

2015 30 Mar

A team of investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed a fully implantable micropacemaker that is specifically designed for use in a foetus with complete heart block as reported in the journal Heart Rhythm . The first of its kind, this micropacemaker has gone through preclinical testing... Read more