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TYRX, Inc. Announces 1,000th Implant of AIGISRx(TM) Anti-Bacterial Envelope

... associated with implanted pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. Dr. David Delurgio, ... following the implantation of pacemakers or cardioverter defibrillators," stated Dr. Delurgio. "The ... to securely hold a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in order to create a stable ...

Doctors uncertain about approaches to care for heart failure patients, SLU study finds

... The study also found that doctors rarely discuss deactivating implantable cardioverter defibrillators with very sick heart failure patients and their families. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators detect cardiac arrhythmias and correct the condition by ...

Do women fare worse with some heart devices?

... PHILADELPHIA While ICDsimplantable cardioverter defibrillatorsare the device of choice to manage abnormal heart rhythms, a ... focus on gender differences among patients who receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators. ...

Boston Scientific Announces Results for Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

... EPS of $0.10) Increased worldwide sales of cardiac rhythm management (CRM) products 10 percent, including a 13 percent increase in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) sales Increased worldwide sales of drug-eluting stent (DES) systems 14 percent Maintained leadership position in ...

Implanted defibrillators: New recommendations for drivers with ICDs

... Patients with an Implantable cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) have an ongoing risk of sudden incapacitation that might cause harm to others while driving a car. Driving restrictions are ...

EUROPACE raises remote monitoring profile

... Cardiocentre Ticino (Lugano, Switzerland). Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) - which include cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, implantable cardiovascular monitors and implantable loop recorders - have now ...

Advanced Technologies Pump Growth Into European Cardiac Rhythm Management Market, Affirms Frost & Sullivan

... of $3.4 billion in 2008 and is estimated to reach $7.3 billion in 2015. The following segments are covered in this research: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation devices and ablation catheters and pacing leads. If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which ...

Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival

... Heart patients gained an extra year of life over 8 years of follow-up, study finds,,,, THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) --Implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) extend heart patients' lives even eight years after implantation, new research shows. The finding was to be presented ...

Boston Scientific Announces European Approval and First Implants of New Defibrillation Lead System Designed to Simplify the Surgical Process

... of the Company's ENDOTAK RELIANCE(R) 4-SITE defibrillation lead system. Defibrillation leads are insulated wires that connect an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) to the heart and, when needed, deliver life-saving therapy. The ...

Patients Call for Continued FDA Preemption Authority

... week from the University of Notre Dame , born with a congenital heart defect that severely worsened in high school. Olivia required an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in 2005. The patients emphasized how critical it was for them to have access to devices when they needed ...

Doctor's Training Affects Defibrillator Implant Results

... Curtis and Hammill said. "We need a follow-up study to see what happens over time," Curtis said. More information For more on implantable cardioverter defibrillators, visit the American Heart Association . SOURCES: Jeptha C. Curtis, M.D., assistant professor, medicine, ...

Boston Scientific Announces Results For First Quarter Ended March 31, 2009

... of $0.01) Increased worldwide sales of cardiac rhythm management (CRM) products nine percent, including a 13 percent increase in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) sales Increased U.S. CRM sales 11 percent, including a 14 percent increase in ICD sales, the fourth consecutive quarter ...

Telemonitoring changes the working practice of cardiac nurses

... aspect of this year's meeting is the opportunity for health professionals to hear patients' personal perspectives on experiencing an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) storm, and having a ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplant. "The Spring Meeting is about improving cardiovascular ...

New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure

... coronary disease," or blockage of the heart arteries, Jessup said. One revised section of the guidelines contains simplified advice on implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which can prevent sudden cardiac death by delivering a shock to restore normal heart rhythm when the heart suddenly beats ....

Faulty Household Wiring Can Trigger a Heart Defibrillator

... for people with implanted defibrillators comes from cardiologists in Denmark. "We recently cared for a patient who, after receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, was readmitted shortly after hospital discharge because of two shocks delivered while the patient was showering," said a report in the ...

Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds

... died suddenly from ventricular fibrillation -- very rapid, uncoordinated contractions of the ventricles -- that was not controlled by an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. All seven developed problems with contraction of their left heart ventricle, called left ventricular systolic dysfunction. All ...

Nurses and allied professionals at heart of cardiovascular prevention and management programs

... of only a few countries to have guidelines developed for palliative care in heart failure. 2. With more and more patients fitted with implantable cardioverter defibrillators and other assist devices, the nurse is taking on a greater role in helping patients adapt to technology. "It's not just about ...

Boston Scientific Awarded CRM Contract by Department of Veterans Affairs

... It includes Boston Scientific's newest technologies in both product categories: the ALTRUA(TM) family of pacemakers and the TELIGEN(TM) implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The contract provides Boston Scientific the opportunity to supply life-saving and life-improving therapies to VA patients at risk ...

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Older People

... Improved survival seen in those 75 and older, study says TUESDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which deliver an electric shock to prevent sudden death when a heart stops beating properly, improve survival in people 75 and ...

Multiple ICD Replacements Can Predict Complications

... of repeat surgeries likely to face infection, bleeding, study finds THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) who've had multiple, previous pocket procedures have an increased risk of suffering complications after ICD replacement, ...

TYRX Appoints David Elliot, Jr. Chief Operating Officer

... in CRMD related endocarditis, including "superbugs" or MRSA. In addition, AIGIS Rx is intended to securely hold a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in order to create a stable environment when implanted in the body. Following commercial release in June, 2008, AIGIS Rx has ...

Hospitals to Lose an Average $10,000 to $20,000 per Case on Common Cardiovascular Procedures Under Medicare's Value-based Purchasing Program

... -- isolated coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) -- any cardiac valve surgery -- percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) -- an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implant -- a permanent pacemaker (PPM) implant The study looked at differences in hospital costs and length of stay for ...

Heartbeat Might One Day Power Pacemakers

... ever needing your battery changed." Implantable pacemakers are battery-run devices that help the heart maintain a regular rhythm. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), also battery-powered, pick up dangerous heart rhythms and then deliver an electric shock to restore normal rhythms. ...

MP3 Player Headphones May Throw Off Cardiac Devices

... Heart Association's annual scientific sessions, in New Orleans, report that magnets in these headphones might throw off pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) when placed within an inch of the devices. Although interference is unlikely to cause life-threatening problems, the authors ...

MP3 headphones interfere with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers

... Headphones for MP3 players placed within an inch of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may interfere with these devices, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2008. ...

Speedy Care After Heart Attack Key to Survival

... angioplasty or the use of clot-busting drugs to restore blood flow to the heart. The advisory also called for inserting an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), if needed, in patients with good neurological function. It also reinforced the need for treating high blood sugar, seizures and ...

New Research: Americans Underestimate Dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

... only one in three respondents correctly estimated this critical treatment time. Also nearly 60 percent of respondents did not know that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are the most effective treatment to protect those at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Using Automatic External Defibrillators: ...

Tomorrow's care today: Lumax 540 cardiac devices launched at Cardiostim

... patients with cardiac devices, announced the launch of the Lumax 540 series today. This technologically advanced series, which includes implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), has many industry-leading features to save and enhance patients' ...

Psychologist develops post-operative care for heart patients in Bermuda

... The service, being developed in conjunction with the Bermuda Heart Foundation, will help support patients who have been fitted with an Implantable cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). ICDs are used to treat irregular heart beats, which can lead to heart attacks. If the heart rhythm increases in speed the ICD ...

Boston Scientific Announces First European Implants of New Devices to Treat Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death

... ) today announced the first European implants of its COGNIS(TM) cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and TELIGEN(TM) implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Physicians began performing implants earlier this week. Forty implants have been performed in 14 hospitals in six countries. ...

Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart

... smoking." A final study presented Tuesday found that women are at higher risk for adverse events following implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which monitors and "paces" the heartbeat. "These results should not preclude women from receiving ICDs; however, the reasons ...

Poorer Blood Pressure Control in Blacks With Heart Failure

... age, the presence of atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heartbeat), high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, the presence of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or pacemaker, a history of heart attack, and the absence of diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and renal disease. The study was ...

Defib Wire Warning Shouldn't Worry Most Users: Experts

... and improve monitoring by physicians," she said. This includes an audible warning indicating that a lead is broken, she added. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Defibrillators are used to treat abnormal heart rhythms that can cause the heart to stop. These ...

News From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

... - Heart Failure database, researchers found that only 35 percent of heart failure patients who may have benefited from receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) actually received one. Additionally, women and black men were much less likely to receive the potentially life-saving device than ...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 21, 2007, issue

... A systematic review finds that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are safe and significantly reduce death for adults with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (Review, p. 251). In this review ...

Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S

... The use of life-saving implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Canada is rising, but it is ... between 1995 and 2003, the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in adults who survived a cardiac ... went up from 9.7% to 42.0%. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are small devices that require ...

New Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators to avoid unnecessary shocks

... of San Clemente has devised new Implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which are devised to detect shock ... shocks to the chest. This new Implantable cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), detects shock waves from ... rather than the conventional Implantable cardioverter defibrillators which detects shock waves from ...

Fish Oil does not Appear to Protect Against Abnormal Heart Rhythms

... CHICAGO - Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator did not have a significantly lower risk of serious abnormal ... arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs; an electrical device that can correct an abnormal ...

Health Issues That Can Impact Sexual Satisfaction

... says. Some people may need to be careful about all physical activity immediately after a heart attack, or after the implantation of a pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator, but even then, sex generally is safe as soon as the patient’s physician gives the go-ahead to resume physical activity. 3. ...
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