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Posted by kermiehiho on 2014-10-08 00:04. 2 comments. 444 reads
 
After hearing about the woman who gave birth via a uterus transplant, I thought, "Why not a sinoatrial node transplant?"...and went looking. I found this...
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/women/Scientists+transplant+gene+into+pigs+hearts+create+biological/10035273/story.html
Apparently, scientists are already working on it, and have seen some success with pigs. I appreciate all the support and advice from this website, but it would be even better if we didn't even need a website like this to begin with.

Posted by ericdewitt on 2014-09-12 20:30. 3 comments. 447 reads
 
Hi all, I've been away for quite some time. I had my PM installed 10 years and a month ago when I was 45. I was sitting at my desk a few days ago and started feeling a ticking sensation at the implant site. I called the doc, went in 30 minutes later and found that the PM went into "survival mode" or something like that, basically battery dying, and am having it replaced next week. I still play competitive basketball, tennis and everything I did before after the initial shock most of us go through.

My question is, what new technology is out there or questions that I may want to ask before it gets installed? I was hoping for an MRI approved device but the doc says that I would have to change the leads which is a much more risky pr...


Posted by azviking on 2014-08-30 18:17. 2 comments. 238 reads
 
Positive results from new Novartis drug to treat heart failure

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355046-68/drug-heart-failure-novartis.html.csp


azviking

Posted by WYknitter on 2014-08-01 01:14. 3 comments. 934 reads
 
I found an interesting article on Medscape, entitled Cardiology's Biggest Lie: No MRI for Your Device Patient by Melissa Walton-Shirley - July 29, 2014

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/829046

You will need to subscribe (it's free) to see the article online, but I've copied it below.

After you read the article, please share your thoughts about this information.

Nancy

Here's the article:

Cardiology's Biggest Lie: No MRI for Your Device Patient by Melissa Walton-Shirley - July 29, 2014

She's been a good friend for 23 years and an integral part of a team of healthcare providers. But now, she stands
disheveled in a hospital room with one sock on and one sock...


Posted by Nessa73 on 2014-07-15 20:09. 5 comments. 456 reads
 
I have just read this with great interest. Does anyone have any more information about this? Gives me great hope for my sons next pacemaker.
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2692094/ME-AND-MY-OPERATION-The-tiny-pacemaker-thats-safer-doesnt-leave-scar.html

Posted by latrishamabray on 2014-07-03 05:16. 5 comments. 312 reads
 
As we all know that the mobile phones are used widely in people's daily life now and certainly they have brought much convenience to us. However, for some special places where the phone devices are not allowed, the signals of the mobile phones should be blocked. The mobile phone jammer for sale which can be got from http://www.worldjammer.com/categories/Mobile_Phone_Signal_Jammer_/ is one of the jammer products which can be used in the military to protect the important information from being given out by the Bluetooth and phone devices.

Posted by dhiler19 on 2014-07-02 15:03. 7 comments. 413 reads
 
I am trying so hard to find a old fashion handset telephone so I can use my Instromedlx pacemaker monitoring box for the first time. I can't believe there aren't any in any of the shops in Augusta, GA, I even went to a Antique shop!

Posted by TealSoftailRider on 2014-05-05 17:21. 8 comments. 588 reads
 
EMI testing ordered on Dr Release as terms to return to work. Is employer required to comply and do test?

Cannot find this answer, seem to be getting run around from all sides.

Posted by golden_snitch on 2014-02-22 03:17. 2 comments. 479 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. 557 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. 376 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.

-&...



Posted by Danise on 2013-10-25 21:59. 1 comments. 540 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. 1209 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. 487 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. 676 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. 510 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. 1619 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. 451 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. 600 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. 748 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




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