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Hospital Equipment Unaffected By Cell Phone Use

...tomers with a pacemaker and an implantable cardiac defibrillator experienced adverse reactions after nearing anti-theft devices. The devices triggered the adverse reactions, sending both patients to emergency rooms for evaluation. The report’s authors recommend that the anti-theft devices be placed in areas of s...

Remote Device to Monitor Patients Daily at Their Homes

...failure. A mini-antenna built into the implanted defibrillator sends data to a wireless system placed in the pati...e patient. The physician can remotely check if the defibrillator is working correctly and assess battery life. If the patient feels the defibrillator activate, he or...

Secrets of the Heart's Signals

...w it interacts with electric shocks delivered by a defibrillator in order to improve the current anti-arrhythmia therapy. Defibrillators provide an electric pulse that is intended to restore a heart's healthy rhythm. Prior to receiving implantable defibrillators, patients relied on pharmaceuticals with significa...

Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary?

...a subset of patients who meet current criteria for defibrillator placement may not benefit at all from ICDs,” says Paul Chan, M.D., M.Sc., senior author and a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at the U-M Medical School. “Use of the MTWA test, which has been covered by Medicare since spring of 2006, could truly hel...

Defibrillators Should Be Available in Ski Resorts

...e expected to do. But they were unable to locate a defibrillator in the first aid room. “We were on the top of th...ernationally recognised guidelines and access to a defibrillator is of paramount importance, says Dr Davies. Research has also shown that non-medical personnel, such...

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, A New Technique For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

...val rates are better only if an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available and is used soon after the card...il paramedics arrive. 3. If an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available, attach it to the patient and follow the machine's voice instructions. Otherwise,...

Nerve Conduction Studies Safe for Patients with Implanted Cardiac Devices

...The NCS did not affect the programmed pacemaker or defibrillator settings and did not cause the defibrillator to discharge. The pacemaker and defibrillator were interrogated before and after NCSs and surface el...

Symptoms develop long before the 'Sudden' Cardiac Death

...he emergency, CPR training, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use," says Muller. GY...

Complication Associated With Heart Defibrillators

...patients suffered from complication after having a defibrillator implant to control heart rhythm.// About 4% were...m moderate to severe complications associated with defibrillator implants. The New York Times analysed the data supplied by the federal government and reported the c...

Fish Oil does not Appear to Protect Against Abnormal Heart Rhythms

...HICAGO - Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator did not have a significantly lower risk of serious abnormal heart rhythms// or death by consuming fish oil supplements, which had been thought to have a protective effect, according to a study in the June 14 issue of JAMA. Sudden cardiac death is r...

Abnormal Heart Rhythm Controlled By Cholesterol Drugs

...ndomly selected to get an implantable Cardioverter defibrillator to treat their abnormal heart rhythm. However t...lower mortality rate among patients who received a defibrillator and who were on statin therapy than other patients in a 2,000 days study. There was only 1 sudden...

Reliability of Pacemakers and Defibrillators to be Improved

...ds of Americans who depend on the pacemaker or the defibrillator reliability of these devices is an important issue...is to keep the heart beating regularly whereas the defibrillator delivers a shock to restart a malfunctioning heart. Dr. William H. Maisel, director of the pacemak...

Echocardiography-Guided Genetic Test Could Improve Screening For Lethal Heart Condition

...Treatment of the condition includes "medication to defibrillator implantation, to surgery and lifelong medical surveillance for worsening symptoms." The new research can basically yield new information and trace genetic patterns. “Our finding helps families two ways: short term and in the future,” Dr. Ommen said. ...

Paramedics save more lives following unconventional rules

...study, "Intubating the patient and waiting for the defibrillator to do its analysis takes time – time a cardiac arrest victim doesn't have. I am convinced that Cardiocerebral Resuscitation will have a world-wide impact. In laboratory experiments, we found that the most important factor of survival is to keep the b...

Seconds Between Life And Death

... If an electrical discharge is administered with a defibrillator in those crucial two to ten minutes the chances of survival can go even up to 100%. Today persons who are at high risk have IADs implanted in them. Many public locations are now installed with user-friendly defibrillators. Two centers where IADs impl...

New Test Identifies Candidates For Cardiac Defibrillator

...are likely to benefit from the implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). The test was found to be accurate by a study which was sponsored by the NIH with the active participation of researchers belonging to the Columbia University Medical Center. The American College of Cardiology’s journal has reported the find...

Combination therapy for patients treated with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

...thmia patients undergoing Implantable Cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). ICD treatment produces high voltage shocks which are used to treat fatal cases of ventricular arrhythmias, but these shocks are very painful which can be reduced by amiodarone drugs. Beta blockers such as sotalol is also used for treating sh...

Guidant sold defective defibrillators with full knowledge

...ction with a personal injury lawsuit involving the defibrillator known as Prizm 2 DR. The records appear to be the ... received seven reports of deaths related to heart defibrillator failures since the company recalled 109,000 of the devices in June. Boston Scientific and Johnson &...

Man Survives 32 Deaths

...ors attending to him had done a remarkable job. A defibrillator had to be used so many times to start the heart functioning again that they left burn marks on his chest. He was also administered with an anti-clotting drug for the purpose of thinning his blood. The doctors reportedly had a difficult time keeping h...

MRI can predict risk of cardiac arrhythmia by identification of scar tissue

...can even determine the need for the placement of a defibrillator in such individuals. A defibrillator is a device that restores the normal cardiac rhythm following an arrhythmia by delivering an electri...

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