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MP3 headphones interfere with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers

... variety) with iPods on 60 defibrillator and pacemaker patients. "We placed the headphones on the ... they observed that 15 percent of the pacemaker patients and 30 percent of the defibrillator ... Field strength of 10 gauss at the site of the pacemaker or defibrillator has the potential to interact ...

The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society Release Updated Cardiac Device-Based Therapy Guidelines

... Scientific Sessions. An estimated 180,000 pacemaker devices and 91,000 implantable defibrillators ... trials and the most significant advances in pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) ... of life issues. New guidance related to ICD and pacemaker programming and management at the end of life was ...

Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval of New Family of Advanced Pacemakers

... ALTRUA is Boston Scientific's most advanced pacemaker and delivers enhanced therapies while maintaining ... It is the first Boston Scientific-branded pacemaker to treat bradycardia, a condition in which ... to physicians and their patients." The ALTRUA pacemaker provides physicians with diagnostic ...

iPods and similar devices found not to affect pacemaker function

... conditions requiring pacemakers. Many of our pacemaker patients have iPods and other digital music ... problem, says Charles Berul, MD, director of the pacemaker Service at Childrens. But kids and parents bring ... each digital player was placed directly over the pacemaker or ICD. As reported in the April 2008 issue ...

IPods Don't Interfere With Pacemakers, Study Shows

... and other digital music players don't affect pacemaker function, a finding that contradicts a study ... investigator Dr. Charles Berul, director of the pacemaker service at the hospital, said in a prepared ... Microsoft Zune) directly over the each patient's pacemaker or ICD. The music players caused no ...

Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart

... chemical analysis of the biological effects a pacemaker has on the heart. This new information could lead ... heart failure patients. "We are learning that pacemaker therapy does profoundly more than just ... contraction, which requires implantation of a pacemaker to restore normal heartbeat, according to ...

Pacemaker tune-up works chemical wonders on damaged hearts in dogs

... and its Heart Institute. We are learning that pacemaker therapy does profoundly more than just ... has shown that a year after implantation, pacemaker resynchronization has been effective at reducing ... Hopkins team determined the biological effects of pacemaker treatment on the hearts of 22 dogs with heart ...

Big disparities in the treatment of arrhythmias across Europe

... of the EU. Some of the countries have no reimbursement e.g. for ICD or pacemaker therapy and the penetration of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is ... centres range from less than 1 to 6.87 per million citizens. pacemaker therapy is performed in the range of 88 to a maximum of around 1200/ ...

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Launches Series of Events to Benefit Cardiac Care

... Hospitals event on May 7. The 7th annual HeartBeat 5000, formerly pacemaker 5000, is the last event in this series and will take place on June 27. ... a complete heart block at 23 weeks of gestation. She received a lifesaving pacemaker at Children's of Minnesota shortly after birth. Today, Madelyn is a ...

Boston Scientific Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2008

... ICD systems $299 $266 $128 $130 $427 $396 pacemaker systems 84 81 60 67 144 148 Total CRM ... systems $1,140 $1,053 $541 $489 $1,681 $1,542 pacemaker systems 340 318 265 264 605 582 Total ...

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

... received a replacement bi-ventricular pacemaker. Dr. Delurgio placed the pacemaker into the AIGISRx Anti-bacterial Mesh and positioned the device normally ... or MRSA. In addition, AIGISRx is intended to securely hold a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in order to create a ...

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

... and less than 1 percent for four others. The exception was "falls for pacemaker implant patients," which had an observed incidence rate that exceeded 2 ... -- an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implant -- a permanent pacemaker (PPM) implant The study looked at differences in hospital costs and ...

Heartbeat Might One Day Power Pacemakers

... and two "bladders" are mounted on the wire that connects the pacemaker or defibrillator to the heart. The wire, or lead, is attached to the ... the microgenerator in the hopes of producing all the energy an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator needs. More information The American Heart ...

IPods Don't Interfere With Heart Pacemakers

... shuffle; and iPod nano -- and measured the voltages delivered inside a pacemaker by the magnetic fields from the iPods. They determined the music ... But those stories were based on a single incident where a person with a pacemaker experienced dizziness while using an iPod. During an examination, doctors ...

Blind humans lacking rods and cones retain normal responses to non-visual effects of light

... cycle, which is synchronized by the effects of light on the circadian pacemaker in the hypothalamus. In a study published online on December 13th in ... Furthermore, blue light also shifted the timing of the circadian pacemaker and improved alertness, as measured by subjective scales, auditory ...

Cardiac Device Won't Help Some Heart Failure Patients

... testing," Dr. John Beshai, study lead author and director of pacemaker and defibrillator services in the division of cardiology at the University ... Heart Association news conference with John Beshai, M.D., director of pacemaker and defibrillator services, division of cardiology, University of Chicago; ...

Drug, Pacemaker Fight Irregular Heartbeat

... And in the same issue of the journal, researchers say a special pacemaker can help prevent the development of atrial fibrillation in people with ... heartbeat that occurs with sinus-node disease. However, the conventional pacemaker can boost the risk of atrial fibrillation by increasing the heart rate ...

The ScottCare Corporation Completes Acquisition of Rozinn Electronics, a Leading Manufacturer of Cardiac Diagnostic Products

... for Rozinn's diagnostic product suite including Holter for Windows+(R), pacemaker and Event Monitoring Products. In addition, ScottCare will expand the ... for Windows+(R), and a market-leading cardiac diagnostic suite including pacemaker and Event Monitoring employed in doctor's offices, clinics, scanning ...

A 'super sensor' for cancer and CSIs

... obvious uses in an operating room to give a physician warning of an impending attack during a procedure. It could be fitted into an implant like a pacemaker or another future device to alert the user to impending dangers, thus preventing sudden death. Prof. Rishpon is also investigating the ...

Sunshine Heart Provides C-Pulse U.S. Clinical Update

... breath. The most common treatments for Class III heart failure are drugs, lifestyle adjustments, family education, device therapy (i.e. heart failure pacemaker with or without a defibrillator), or surgery. A major medical treatment challenge is that the drug therapy and CRT options often stop alleviating ...

When You Make Things That Get Implanted in People, Small Things Count

... in Paso Robles, California, will make silicone micro-implants such as surgical drains, catheter systems, intravenous drug delivery devices and pacemaker leads. What is not routine is the incredibly precise tolerances demanded of these miniature products. Considering that silicone is a highly flexible ...

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

... ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ICD systems $315 $276 $139 $144 $454 $420 pacemaker systems 90 88 65 70 155 158 Total CRM products $405 $364 $204 $214 $609 $578 ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings reviews deep brain stimulation to treat psychiatric diseases

... functionally equivalent to creating a lesion on the brain, but with the advantage of being adjustable and reversible. "It is like implanting a pacemaker for the brain," says Dr. Lee. The patient is awake during deep brain stimulation surgery while a neurosurgeon implants the electrodes. Patients are ...

Dementia drugs may put some patients at risk, Queen's study shows

... pacemaker: an invasive procedure that can involve serious complications for seniors. Both the injuries incurred from falling and the risks from pacemaker implants are "downstream consequences" of not recognizing this drug-induced phenomenon. "This study does not suggest that dementia patients ...

AstraZeneca Announces TOPROL-XL(R) (Metoprolol Succinate) is Now Available

... bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, decompensated cardiac failure, and sick sinus syndrome (unless a permanent pacemaker is in place) and in patients who are hypersensative to any component of this product. Patients taking TOPROL-XL should avoid abrupt cessation ...

Catheter Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

... calcium channel blockers, flecainide or propafenone to try to improve the condition before resorting to surgical options such as installing a pacemaker or catheter ablation. In catheter ablation, doctors guide a thin flexible tube through blood vessels to the heart. Radiofrequency energy directed ...

Video: U.S. Announcement - First Patients in United States Receive Innovative Device to Treat Moderate Heart Failure

... breath. The most common treatments for Class III heart failure are drugs, lifestyle adjustments, family education, device therapy (i.e. heart failure pacemaker with or without a defibrillator), or surgery. A major medical treatment challenge is that the medical regimen and CRT options often stop alleviating ...

First Patients in United States Receive Innovative Device to Treat Moderate Heart Failure

... breath. The most common treatments for Class III heart failure are drugs, lifestyle adjustments, family education, device therapy (i.e. heart failure pacemaker with or without a defibrillator), or surgery. A major medical treatment challenge is that the medical regimen and CRT options often stop alleviating ...

SingaporeMedicine Highlights Singapore's Advanced Pain Management Techniques

... It comprises the surgical placement of epidural electrodes, cables, and a transmitter or battery. Much of this method has evolved from cardiac pacemaker technology," explained Dr Tan. Before the system is placed, a simple trial may be performed, to determine the effectiveness of the ...

Blacks, Hispanics Less Apt to Get Best Heart Failure Care

... implantable defibrillator (ICD) to regulate heart rhythms; and "cardiac resynchronization therapy" (CRT), a newer approach that relies on a special pacemaker that realigns heartbeats whenever the normally simultaneous pulsing of the right and left ventricle falls out of sync. Farmer's team, which ...

Cordex Pharma Files ATPace Formulation Patent

... tachycardia (PSVT) as well as a diagnostic test for the identification of patients with bradycardic (slow heart rate) syncope who may benefit from pacemaker therapy. Injectable formulations of ATP, similar to ATPace, have been approved and marketed in Europe for over 50 years as safe and efficacious ...

Virginia Hospitals Improve Heart Care--Death & Readmission Rates Decline

... congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) Invasive Cardiology : Surgeries include cardiac catheterization, cardiac pacemaker insertion, balloon angioplasty and placement of cardiac stents and Open Heart Surgery : Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and ...

Andre Konski, M.D., M.B.A., Accepts Radiation Oncology Position at Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Institute

... administration degree and his master's in economics at the University of Toledo . He was awarded the University of Toledo's College of Business pacemaker Award, and was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honorary societies. Active in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), a ...

Prism Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval of NEXTERONE(R) for Life-Threatening Ventricular Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia

... including iodine, or in patients with cardiogenic shock, marked sinus bradycardia, and second- or third-degree AV block unless a functioning pacemaker is available. NEXTERONE is for hospital use only. NEXTERONE should be administered only by physicians who are experienced in the treatment of ...

TYRX Appoints David Elliot, Jr. Chief Operating Officer

... of the infections reported 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 ...

The King of Hearts Helps Others Follow a Healthy Road

... cardiac care. "If I had not found out about the program available through the county, I wouldn't have had my first pacemaker. I have my third pacemaker now, which I got through the King Foundation. I didn't have anywhere near enough insurance or money to pay for it. There are a lot of us who just ...

MP3 Player Headphones May Throw Off Cardiac Devices

... which doesn't really apply for daily living. . . It would not kill you." And even a front shirt or jacket pocket is unlikely to be right above a pacemaker or defibrillator, he added. "Pacemakers are usually two-to-three fingerbreadths below the collar bone. Most pockets are not that high," Rosero said. ...

CoreValve Announces That More Than 1,800 High-Risk Patients Have Been Treated with its ReValving System for Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement (PAVR) : Highly encouraging registry data also presented at TCT 2008

... including neurological events are comparable to traditional aortic valve surgery although there is a modest, but clinically acceptable increase in pacemaker dependency in PAVR patients. "The growing volume of very positive clinical data from an ever increasing number of physicians is most ...

New Video from Harvard Medical School: Dos and Don'ts of Checking Blood Pressure at Home, from the Harvard Heart Letter

... This web page also offers tips for choosing a home blood pressure monitor. Also in this issue: Aches and pains from statins Removing faulty pacemaker wires Mediterranean diet wards off heart disease Heart disease a leading killer among people with HIV/AIDS Is there a connection between ...

Promising results in deep brain stimulation for patients with treatment-resistant depression

... matter adjacent to SCG. The other end of each wire was connected under the skin of the neck to a pulse generator implanted in the chest similar to a pacemaker that directs the electrical current. The researchers regulated the intensity of the current according to the response of the patient. Only patients ...
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