St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by admin on 2003-08-23 09:09. 0 comments. 2286 reads
 
Doctors successfully implanted a pacemaker in Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio on Friday, June 20.

"The senator's procedure was uneventful and totally satisfactorily performed," said Dr. Helen Barold, who performed the operation. "I anticipate his recovery will be uncomplicated and that he will return to his normal routine in a few days."

Voinovich, 66, decided to have the optional procedure done to maintain a normal heart rate.

The Republican said earlier that week that his heart rate had slowed down over the past several years due to a condition called progressive sinus bradycardia.

Voinovich spent one night at the hospital, then rested over the weekend at his Washington apar...


Posted by admin on 2003-06-10 18:50. 3 comments. 1830 reads
 
Roger Moore, the star of seven James Bond movies, had a pacemaker implanted on May 10, 2003. Moore played the part of Agent 007 in the movies from 1973 to 1985.

"He’s feeling absolutely fine," said a UNICEF spokesperson, which Moore serves as a goodwill ambassador. "He was in and out of the hospital in just 36 hours."

Posted by admin on 2003-05-12 17:54. 0 comments. 1536 reads
 
The former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt had a pacemaker implanted many years ago.

Posted by admin on 2003-05-12 17:52. 0 comments. 1484 reads
 
The German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher had a pacemaker implanted for many years.

Posted by admin on 2003-05-12 17:44. 0 comments. 1943 reads
 
Anja Andersen, a famous handball player in Denmark had a pacemaker implanted in 1999 after several fainting spells during playing. She is now a handball coach.

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:11. 0 comments. 1649 reads
 
It’s quite ironic that Medtronic’s co-founder, Earl Bakken has a pacemaker. Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law Palmer Hermundslie started Medtronic in a garage in northeast Minneapolis, where they repaired electronic hospital equipment. Medtronic is now the world’s leading medical technology company and pacemaker manufacturer.

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:10. 5 comments. 1743 reads
 
New York’s feisty former Mayor Ed Koch, 76, had a pacemaker implanted in 1991. The brash, often funny Koch has not stopped working since leaving City Hall in 1989. He writes newspaper columns, presides over a courtroom-based daytime television show, hosts a talk radio show, reviews movies and most recently writes political commentary.

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:09. 0 comments. 2552 reads
 
Phyllis Diller is 83 years old but feels brand, spanking new thanks to her pacemaker. "I’m the bionic woman!" she brags. Phyllis Diller continues to make fans laugh with her live performances and humor.


Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:09. 0 comments. 1439 reads
 
Buddy Ebsen, the actor who starred as Jud Clampett on the Beverly Hillbillies, has a pacemaker. He is 90 years old. Buddy Ebsen started in show business in 1928 on Broadway and several years later moved to Hollywood.

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:08. 0 comments. 1614 reads
 

Thanks to his pacemaker, Jim Nabors is an energetic Bionic Man and says this about his pacemaker; "I have alot more energy now. I'm made up of parts and pieces, but I'm happy to be alive". His unique career has earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:08. 0 comments. 1400 reads
 

Hollywood's honorary mayor, 76-year-old Johnny Grant, doesn't miss a beat with his pacemaker.

For decades, Grant has served as master of ceremonies when new stars were placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:07. 0 comments. 1782 reads
 

Krusty, a character from the famous Simpsons television show, has a pacemaker. He isn't a good person, in fact, he pretty much hates everything. Krusty is a great example of what we should not be like!

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:07. 0 comments. 2115 reads
 

Elton John had a pacemaker implanted in the summer of 1999. After the procedure he was quoted as saying, "The only long-term effect of the heart problem is that I have to carry a card explaining why I set off the alarms when I walk through airport security."

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 18:07. 0 comments. 1359 reads
 

Bob Dole first got involved in politics in 1951. Over the years he has served in many roles.

Despite retiring from elective politics, he has far from retired from active politics. His pacemaker does not slow him down.

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:51. 0 comments. 1192 reads
 

Netherlands Prince Claus, the husband of the Netherlands' Queen Beatrix, was fitted with a
pacemaker on August 9. Claus, age 75, was given the pacemaker after his doctors confirmed continuing irregularities in his heartbeat.


Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:50. 0 comments. 4236 reads
 

US Vice President, Dick Cheney had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implanted on June 30, 2001. His so-called pacemaker-plus monitors his heart rate and stimulates his heart with electricity to correct an irregular rhythm.

When asked by reporters how he was feeling after his surgery, the vice president smiled gave the "OK" sign with his hand and replied, "Very good". He also added "A little tender in the shoulder, but it'll pass".

President Bush also joked by adding, "We were thinking about doing some jumping jacks before
you came in".

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:50. 0 comments. 1291 reads
 

Former Indonesian president Suharto has a pacemaker. The long-serving leader is 81 years old.

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:49. 0 comments. 1524 reads
 
James Major, son of former British Prime Minister John Major, has a heart pacemaker. The device is
needed to correct an irregular heartbeat. James Major is only 26 years old.

Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:49. 0 comments. 1336 reads
 

Bob HUggins, University of Cincinnati Basketball Coach, has a defibrillator (ICD). He's back behind the bench and recently celebrated 500 wins as a coach.


Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:42. 0 comments. 1581 reads
 

Norway's midfielder soccer player, Staale Solbakken, recently received a pacemaker.
He is only 33 and doctors remain divided as to whether or not he will be able to continue playing professional soccer.




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