Navigation Links
MetroSouth Medical Center One of First Hospitals in Chicago to Offer New Pacemaker that is MRI-Safe
Date:3/23/2011

BLUE ISLAND, Ill., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Ryan, 74, a Worth, Illinois man was among the first in Chicago to receive a MRI-compatible pacemaker.  His pacemaker was implanted at MetroSouth Medical Center, a hospital known for its excellent cardiac care.

Ryan, who suffers from coronary artery disease, was having bradycardia, a heart arrhythmia condition that causes a slow heart rate.  His heart rate was 35 beats a minute, which compares to 60 to 100 beats per minute for a person without a heart condition.

Sean Tierney, M.D., cardiologist and electrophysiologist at MetroSouth Medical Center, was the physician who implanted the pacemaker in Ryan after encouraging him to try it.

"Mr. Ryan has a history of health problems that will require him to have future MRIs," says Dr. Tierney. "This new pacemaker is perfect for patients over 65, who are twice as likely to need an MRI as compared to a younger population."

Until now, patients with pacemakers weren't allowed to have MRIs because the magnetic field produces heat, causing the pacemakers to malfunction or induce arrhythmia.  The new Medtronic Revo MRI system is made out of nonmagnetic metal and has extra insulation on the leads – the wires that attach to the heart— which better absorbs the heat.

There are approximately 1.5 million Americans with pacemakers.  About 200,000 of them have to forego MRIs and often undergo more invasive and risky diagnostic procedures because they have pacemakers.

"Before I got the pacemaker, I was dizzy and fatigued.  The usual chores, like splitting wood, were exhausting to me," Ryan admits.  "But after getting this new pacemaker, I no longer have shortness of breath and my energy level has improved greatly."

MSMC, which provides advanced cardiac interventional procedures and offers a state-of-the-art heart catheterization lab, is recognized for outstanding cardiac care. Thirty years ago, the hospital was among the first in the Chicago, and the nation, to offer angioplasty, a procedure used to unblock narrowed arteries.  Since that time, more than 15,000 angioplasties and more than 12,000 open heart surgeries have been performed at MSMC.

To find out more about the new Revo pacemaker, log on to www.healthconnect.MetroSouthMedicalCenter.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE MetroSouth Medical Center
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
2. You May Have a Thyroid Problem and Not Know It - Particularly If Youre Over 60, Says a New Harvard Medical School Report
3. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
4. Globus Medical Raises $110 Million in Series E Financing Round
5. Quark Pharmaceuticals Appoints New Chief Medical Officer
6. Boston University Biomedical Engineers Find Chink in Bacterias Armor
7. Rochester Medical Anti-Infection Foley Catheter Demonstrates Effectiveness in Randomized Trial
8. Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. Begins Patient Enrollment for its SFP Dose-Ranging Study
9. Flexible Medical Systems Raises $1.2M Seed Investment for Initial Human Trials
10. Cleveland Clinic Summits to Focus on Cardiovascular Medical Innovation
11. Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. Begins Dosing Patients for SFP Phase IIb Clinical Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... 27, 2017  Twist Bioscience, a company accelerating science ... that it raised an additional $33 million. To date, ... "It is an exciting time to ... and continue to deliver industry-leading gene volume to our ... Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO of Twist Bioscience. "We ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  PhaseRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... life-threatening inherited liver diseases in children, today reported ... year ended December 31, 2016 and provided an ... "PhaseRx continued to make progress during the fourth ... results from our non-human primate safety study, and with ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017 Invivotek, LLC, a ... in vivo pharmacology contract research organization (CRO), ... to its newly expanded preclinical research facility in ... provides a cleaner, renewable energy source to reduce costs ... Completion of the Genesis Solar Farm follows Invivotek,s recent ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Drs. Justin Kolnick, Kara Diamond, ... teaching their patients about the key role this treatment plays in protecting oral health, ... endodontist. To better serve those who need a root canal in White Plains, NY ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... SyncDog, Inc. , the ... partners LG Business Solutions at ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit , March ... provide education and examination into the mobility tools and technology employed by the ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... ... The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) will install six new members ... has elected their upcoming President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and two Directors to serve on the ... position has also been added to the BOD, per an appointment made by CMSA ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Advantexe ... announced the launch of a new research study, The Business Readiness Report. The ... execute that strategy, and the actual success of achieving individual and company goals. ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... ... is still in shock after receiving a $2,500 Academic Award from California Casualty . ... , She thinks the coming week is going to be a very joyful for her ... my students.” , The award will allow the 4th grade teacher at Tumwater Hill Elementary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):