Pacemaker (ICD) News

ICD can 'reset' body system and stop arrhythmia - Altoona Mirror



ICD can 'reset' body system and stop arrhythmia 
Altoona Mirror
Dear Dr. Roach: After seeing your recent column on pacemakers, I am wondering if you would explain the difference between a pacemaker and ICD. I had an ICD implanted in my chest a year ago. Is it to shock and start the heart if it stops? ? J.W ...

 


Goal of therapy for tinnitus is to lessen symptoms - Sarasota Herald-Tribune



Goal of therapy for tinnitus is to lessen symptoms 
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Dear Dr. Roach: My son has had tinnitus for many years now, probably from listening to loud music. He is now 47. Can you recommend any natural ways to ...

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2 decades of implantable cardiac devices - Healio



2 decades of implantable cardiac devices 
Healio
The first was that we thought that being able to have a dual-chamber pacemaker combined with an ICD, which is crucial in some patients, would be a big advance over the single-chamber pacemaker/ICD combination. Then, we would be able to give patients ...

 


Abbott Secures FDA Approval for MRI-Compatibility for the ... - PR Newswire (press release)



Mass Device
 
Abbott Secures FDA Approval for MRI-Compatibility for the ... 
PR Newswire (press release)
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for magnetic ...
Abbott Catches Up to Peers With MRI-Compatible ICD Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry
How Abbott is making good on investor promises Medical Design & Outsourcing
Abbott snags MRI compatibility for implantable defibrillator ... FierceBiotech

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Medtronic Focused on Improving Efficacy of Micra in Fiscal 2018 - Market Realist



Market Realist
 
Medtronic Focused on Improving Efficacy of Micra in Fiscal 2018 
Market Realist
According to Medtronic (MDT), ~85% of the patients in the US who use pacemakers opt for a dual-chambered device. However, only 15% patients require it if they have sinus node dysfunction (or SND) or atrioventricular node blockage (or AVB). Patients ...

 


Abbott receives MR-conditional labeling approval for Ellipse ICD - Radiology Business



Abbott receives MR-conditional labeling approval for Ellipse ICD 
Radiology Business
Abbott Laboratories received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-conditional labeling for its Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). The Ellipse ICD was part of Abbott's $25 billion ...

 


Heart failure survivor shares his story and the life lessons he has learned - Wicked Local Hingham



Wicked Local Hingham
 
Heart failure survivor shares his story and the life lessons he has learned 
Wicked Local Hingham
The full name of the condition I was diagnosed with was: Dilated Cardiomyopathy w/ Severe Arrhythmia, and Heart Failure. After my surgery to install the ICD Pacemaker/Defibrillator, there was a lot of downtime. I needed to recover from the event and ...

 


Abbott Labs gets FDA approval for MRI-friendly defibrillator - Minneapolis Star Tribune



Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
Abbott Labs gets FDA approval for MRI-friendly defibrillator 
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The FDA has also approved Abbott's Assurity pacemaker for MRI compatibility, as well as several types of thin insulated wires that connect the machine to the heart, including the Tendril pacemaker lead and Durata and Optisure defibrillator leads ...

 


The REAL reason why EastEnders' Kush made miraculous recovery from heart surgery in just three days - The Sun



The Sun
 
The REAL reason why EastEnders' Kush made miraculous recovery from heart surgery in just three days 
The Sun
According to the British Heart Foundation the ICD, which is just a bit bigger than a matchbook, is inserted just under your collar bone and it looks similar to a pacemaker. It is inserted under a local anaesthetic and takes just one to three hours to ...

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Screen the newborn to keep congenital disorders at bay - eHealth Magazine | Elets



eHealth Magazine | Elets
 
Screen the newborn to keep congenital disorders at bay 
eHealth Magazine | Elets
A pacemaker can regulate an abnormal heart rate; ICD may correct life threatening irregular heartbeats. Open Heart surgery: A surgeon may perform open heart surgery to close holes in the heart, repair heart valves, or widen blood vessels or other ...