Navigation Links
Defibrillators saving lives but price is an issue

Surgically implanting the heart-shocking devices known as defibrillators in people who have had heart attacks prevented sudden death in nearly one-third of the patients. //Doctors say the findings will likely lead to a dramatic and costly shift in the way they treat millions of heart attack patients by adding a $20,000 defibrillator to the medicines now in use.

The study is the first to test the preventive use of these devices in people without apparent rhythm problems, but whose hearts are so scarred from heart attacks that they pump half the normal amount of blood. Implantable defibrillators were designed to prevent sudden death in people with a severe, life-threatening ventricular fibrillation, in which the heart quivers and can't pump blood.

The new study involved 2,008 patients, half of whom received an implantable defibrillator. The other half received conventional drug therapy. Over 20 months, defibrillators cut the risk of death by 31%, compared with drug therapy. David Faxon, president of the American Heart Association, called the device's benefit "substantial," but added, "It's too soon to make sweeping recommendations without taking into account the increased costs and complications."
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate
2. Defibrillators In Public Places Will Help Cardiac Patients
3. New Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators to avoid unnecessary shocks
4. Reliability of Pacemakers and Defibrillators to be Improved
5. Defibrillators Can Only Put off Heart Failure but Cannot Prevent One
6. Complication Associated With Heart Defibrillators
7. Omega -3 Fatty Acids Better than Implanted Defibrillators
8. Defibrillators Should Be Available in Ski Resorts
9. Defective Defibrillators
10. A voice saving surgery
11. A Simple Test To Detect Heart Disease In Women Can Be Lifesaving
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/18/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 , ... Butler Mobility invited ... Stannah Stairlift and other Butler products. Ken was impressed with the safety and ... to endorse the product on his show. This endorsement by Ken Matthews can ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Smiles by Seese is a comprehensive family dental practice ... leads the practice as a skilled and highly credentialed dentist who is qualified to ... patients of all ages with excellence in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry . ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Webinar**, Feb. 22, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, ... be asking before selecting an FDA approval pathway? , How should they ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Program will serve more than 5,000 kids ... Soccer Foundation announced today that they have awarded nine grants to expand the ... soccer mentoring program, teaches kids the fundamentals of soccer while striving to help ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Like most hospitals across the nation, Onslow Memorial ... by the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), the return of a patient to the ... across the nation. While many providers are struggling to leverage limited resources and technology, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/16/2017)... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , Feb. 16, 2017 ... (HIE), announced today it is partnering with Orion Health on ... 98% of all Maine residents, clinical ... hospitals and over 500 ambulatory care sites. ... to deploy Orion Health,s Amadeus , a precision medicine ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... 2017   Spectralink Corporation , the global ... retail, manufacturing and hospitality industries, today announced the ... symbology support features of its PIVOT™:SC (8744) ... The study, conducted by The Tolly Group, showed ... phones with dedicated hardware scanners. Spectralink ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... TEL AVIV, Israel , Feb. 16, ... device company, today announced the appointment of ... Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, ... Chairman of Medinol US Inc., effective immediately.  Dr. ... the areas of business development, global strategy, new ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: