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Posted by golden_snitch on 2014-02-22 03:17. 2 comments. 185 reads
 
After the St. Jude Nanostim device, there comes Medtronic:
http://www.cxvascular.com/crn-latest-news/cardiac-rhythm-news---latest-news/medtronic-announces-first-us-implant-of-worlds-smallest-minimally-invasive-cardiac-pacemaker

Posted by MelodyMarch on 2014-01-20 16:40. 4 comments. 265 reads
 
Saw this article on CNET today, implications are huge for the future, how about a battery that doesn't run out!


http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57617483-76/nanoribbons-let-beating-hearts-power-their-own-pacemakers/




Posted by admin on 2014-01-15 21:06. 0 comments. 154 reads
 

Good day,

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and have an ICD, you may be interested in participating in the following research.

In2ition (www.in2itioninc.com) is conducting a market research study among patients who have an implantable defibrillator (ICD) device currently implanted.

Compensation for participants is $150 for a 60-90 minute interview conducted in person. Interested parties may contact Ruth @ 866-517-6300.

- In this study, we are interested in learning about your experiences with your device.

- The results will help our client (a medical device company) better understand how these devices can be improved in future products.

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Posted by Danise on 2013-10-25 21:59. 1 comments. 321 reads
 
St. Jude has received approval to start a pivotal trial of the device in the US. Check out the article www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Arrhythmias/42392?utm_source=cardiodaily. This was sent to me by the American Heart Association.

Hope you enjoy.

Posted by HeartOfBrick on 2013-09-02 12:47. 0 comments. 743 reads
 
Interesting article about possible future resynchronization treatment.

Hope everyone in the U.S. is enjoying Labor Day!!!


Harmonizing a Broken Heart: Stem Cells Keep Cardiac Beat in Synchrony


Sep. 1, 2013 — Stem cell therapy used to regenerate injured tissue in the heart restores synchronous pumping, shows research published today [1 September] in The Journal of Physiology. The study proposes a novel strategy of 'biological resynchronisation' in which stem cells repair heart muscle damage to reestablish correct cardiac motion.

Heart attacks limit local oxygen, which can kill areas of cardiac tissue -- called 'infarcted' areas -- and also leave scarring. This damage leads to a la...


Posted by Duke999 on 2013-08-22 14:07. 4 comments. 287 reads
 
I just want to share this with all of you in case you haven't seen it.
I remember our dear past member Electric Frank had to design his own EKG machine for his own use. In the near future, we can all have one at home by using our phone.
Check this out. Very interesting

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=r13uYs7jglg

Have a nice day.

Duke

Posted by admin on 2013-08-10 11:53. 1 comments. 393 reads
 
TYRX Announces First U.S. Implantation of AIGISRx Fully Bioresorbable Antibacterial Envelope

Procedure Performed at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

Monmouth Junction, NJ. (August 7, 2013): TYRX, Inc. announced today that the first implantation of its new AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope has taken place at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, TN by Dr. Christopher R. Ellis. The AIGISRx R Antibacterial Envelope received U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance on May 20, 2013.

“We have been pleased with the performance of the first generation partially-resorbable

AIGISRx,” stated Dr. Ellis, cardiac electrophysiologist and Assistant Profe...


Posted by kmcgrath on 2013-08-02 00:37. 1 comments. 309 reads
 
I'm a retired cyber security geek so this article hits home for me in a special way:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-patterson/pipelines-to-pacemakers_b_3671229.html

Posted by cathybuck on 2013-07-27 14:17. 5 comments. 917 reads
 
Hello all, I'm a new member, I got my pacemaker almost 5 weeks ago after being diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome on top of AF. I've belonged to an afib group for awhile, and today someone posted this link to a story about a hacker who claimed he could reprogram pacemakers from 50 feet away.

Is this a joke? A real possibility? Or a wild exaggeration? I thought it was so cool that my St. Jude pacer had such extensive wireless capabilities but now I'm not so sure!

http://m.vice.com/en_au/read/i-worked-out-how-to-remotely-weaponise-a-pacemaker


Posted by admin on 2013-07-15 21:57. 1 comments. 247 reads
 
TYRX Receives FDA Clearance for Fully Resorbable AIGISRx® R Antibacterial Envelope

AIGISRx R Antibacterial Envelope Uniquely Designed to Combat Surgical Site Infections Associated with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs)

Monmouth Junction, NJ. (July 9, 2013): TYRX, Inc. announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the Fully Resorbable AIGISRx R Antibacterial Envelope for use with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The AIGISRx R Antibacterial Envelope received approval from Health Canada in January 2013.

AIGISRx R is a fully bioresorbable, antibacterial mesh envelope, intended to hold CIEDs securely in place in ord...


Posted by admin on 2013-07-03 21:48. 1 comments. 362 reads
 
Athens, Greece (June 26, 2013): Use of TYRX, Inc.’s AIGISRx reduced major infection rates by 100% in patients undergoing Cardiovascular Implantable

Electronic Device (CIED) replacement procedures compared to case-matched retrospective control patients. Investigators presented new interim results from the Citadel / Centurion Clinical Study today at the Late Breaking Clinical Trials session at the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), EUROPACE 2013.

The Citadel / Centurion study is a prospective, multicenter clinical study in patients at high-risk for CIED infection who have their CIED implanted with the AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope. The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of the AIGISRx Antibacterial E...


Posted by admin on 2013-05-25 07:54. 5 comments. 540 reads
 
Hello, attached below is a link to a short graduate research project by a student at the Medical University of South Carolina. The 5 question survey is in regards to pacemaker / defibrillator recall terminology. You may participate or choose not to participate in the survey. Thanks for your consideration!

Link: https://www.research.net/s/HQFR329


Posted by admin on 2013-05-15 21:20. 0 comments. 336 reads
 
Dr. Charles Henrikson, the Chief of Electrophysiology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, presented new prospective data on 1,000 patients showing 95% fewer major CIED infections in patients undergoing CIED replacement procedures using the AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope compared to similar high-risk cohorts. These results were presented during the Late Breaking Clinical Trials session at Heart Rhythm 2013.

CITADEL / CENTURION is a prospective, multicenter clinical study to evaluate the major device infection and mechanical complication rates in the 12 months after implantation, in patients at high risk for CIED infection who have their CIED implanted with an AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope. Study patients were enrolled at 5...


Posted by ma_ku on 2013-05-14 15:53. 0 comments. 373 reads
 
interesting read @ http://www.healio.com/cardiology/arrhythmia-disorders/news/online/%7B8E493D28-E94F-4FEC-AA00-CA09AF34E3BE%7D/Leadless-cardiac-pacemaker-safe-effective-in-first-in-man-study

Leadless and batteryless next I hope!

Posted by admin on 2013-04-17 21:05. 0 comments. 422 reads
 
Monmouth Junction, NJ. (April 15, 2013): TYRX, Inc., the leader in the commercialization of implantable medical devices intended to help reduce surgical site infections, announced today that the first implantation of its new AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope has taken place at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute in Quebec City, Canada by Dr. François Philippon. TYRX announced on January 31, 2013 that it had received a license from Health Canada to market its AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable technology.

The AIGISRx R Antibacterial Envelope is specifically designed to stabilize Electronic Implantable Devices (EIDs), such as pacemakers and defibrillators, while also releasing antimicrobial agents to help provide protect...


Posted by pabrown on 2013-03-23 11:54. 2 comments. 790 reads
 
Hello dear friends.
It's now gonna on 8 weeks since becoming 100% pacemaker dependent. I am still regaining my strength each day. I went back to my Dr for another check up and he said he would see me every 3 months. My pacemaker is one of the newest Boston's pm. advised me to continue to eat right and exercise and stay healthy. advised me to read this book Metabolic Cardiology written by Dr Stephen T Sinatra. well I have finished reading it and I was curious if any of you guys have tried or heard of any of the therapeutic intervention. Super nutrients coenzyme Q 10, L-carnitine and D-ribose. I realize that having this pacemaker,and the A V node ablation was the last resort but if there is any of you that have tried any of these su...


Posted by TraceyE on 2013-03-01 13:04. 6 comments. 802 reads
 
from the Heart Rhythm Society
http://www.hrsonline.org/Practice-Guidance/Clinical-Guidelines-Documents/Featured-Guidelines-Folder/Appropriate-Use-Criteria-for-ICDs-and-CRT#axzz2MFWh7lXQ


Posted by Justinchu on 2013-02-25 01:33. 7 comments. 882 reads
 
Hi everyone,

I just started to work with the company which made parts of elements in the pacemaker. And as I know there are some quiet famous companies like Guidant/ Medtronic/ St. Jude medical/ biotronik/ Sorin Group etc..
However, I wanna know if there are some famous pacemaker companies in France? I looked it up on the internet, but there seems no have much information about that.

Does anyone can kindly give me some answer? or how I should find the information?

I really appreciate that! Thank you all in advance!

Posted by agelbert on 2013-01-22 22:54. 0 comments. 382 reads
 
Surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center implanted the first brain pacemaker to treat Alzheimer’s last October, according to a university news release. Surgeons operated on Kathy Sanford, who became the first Alzheimer’s patient in the U.S. to have a pacemaker implanted in her brain.

Sanford is the first of as many as 10 patients who will be signed up for a study at Wexner Medical Center to decide if using a brain pacemaker can better cognitive and behavioral functioning in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers hope to determine whether deep brain stimulation (DBS), the same technology used to successfully help approximately 100,000 patients worldwide with movement disorders such as Parkin...


Posted by agelbert on 2013-01-17 23:24. 1 comments. 595 reads
 
St. Vincent Heartbeat: New Device Aims to Repair Damaged Hearts

Doctors are testing a new device that may help repair damaged hearts by stimulating the vagus nerve.

When Mike Herasimuk had a massive heart attack two years ago, life as he knew it was over. He couldn't work, and could barely get around. He has heart failure.

"My heart's in really bad shape, that's why they were thinking of doing a heart transplant also, but I'm not quite bad enough," he says.

He has a pacemaker defibrillator to keep his heart beating.

Last month, Metrohealth doctors implanted an experimental device into his chest that may not only keep his heart beating, but may also improve it.

"It prevents...




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