Tag: "pacemaker" at medical news
Aetiology of congenital heart disease explained
...er cent of the babies born alive require life-long pacemaker
treatment. The mothers normally have a rheumatic d...restrict the extent of the damage, thus preventing pacemaker
dependence or foetal death. "We believe that the antibody we've identified can be used as a marker f...
Least protection offered to those most at risk of sudden cardiac death
...able cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), a type of pacemaker
inserted into the heart, can prevent sudden cardiac deaths. Yet in those regions with the highest death rates from heart disease, rates of ICD use are conversely the lowest. 100,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac death in the UK. Most of ...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...gnal stimulator placed in the abdomen. The bladder pacemaker
operation would be optimized by a doctor and then run by the patient using a wireless control device. Grill is a founding partner in NDI Medical Company, which has exclusive license to the selective stimulation patent relevant to this research. NDI ...
Patients with previous heart attacks may not benefit from pacemaker implant
...selected for cardiac resynchronization therapy, or pacemaker
implantation, and also suggests a need for more research in this area. At least 33% of patients with congestive heart failure who are treated with specialized pacemakers a costly and invasive treatment to electrically resynchronize their hearts fa...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...ng diagnostic EP procedures, catheter ablation and pacemaker
and ICD implantation Heart failure management Evaluation of heart valve disease Acute coronary care Diagnostic catheterization and interventional cardiology...
Mayo Clinic researchers find PDAs okay with pacemakers
...s," says Dr. Hayes. "For example, a patient who is pacemaker
dependent may ask whether a specific WLAN device can be used and/or carried safely in a coat pocket when turned on near the patient's implanted device." Dr. Hayes suggests that a template for further study could be from the cellular telephone study h...
Animal studies show stem cells might make biological pacemaker
...saving devices can't react the way the heart's own pacemaker
normally does -- for example, raising the heart rate to help us climb stairs or react to a scary movie. In the researchers' experiments, described in the Dec. 20 advance online edition of Circulation, human ES cells were genetically engineered to ...
Pacemakers could protect patients with epilepsy from sudden unexplained death
...tole (cardiac inactivity) and were given permanent pacemaker
insertion. Three of these four patients had potentially fatal asystole. Professor Duncan comments: "We have shown that implantable loop recorders can identify potentially fatal cardiac abnormalities in patients with epilepsy, and suggest that the in...
Pitt research shows NASA sleep-wake scheduling guide may need to be changed
.... Monk and his colleagues found that the circadian pacemaker
did adjust itself but only by about one hour per night rather than the two hours required by NASA's protocol. Because of that, subjects eventually experienced a massive flattening in the amplitude of their circadian temperature rhythm indicating tha...
Minimally invasive surgery for heart rhythm abnormality proven effective
...vived the operation, and about 15 percent needed a pacemaker
after surgery to help maintain a normal heart rhythm. A little over 90 percent of patients followed for six months still had healthy heart rhythms. The only notable difference between the patients in this study and their predecessors who had undergo...
Listening in on the whispering heart
...at patients who have already been implanted with a pacemaker
or an ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator)...rgy pacing techniques could be incorporated into a pacemaker
design." Remote monitoring from a patient's home could alert their doctor to an AF episode and the d...
Three Harvard Medical School endowed chairs named simultaneously in sleep medicine
...erstanding the neurobiology of the human circadian pacemaker
and applying that knowledge to clinical medicine a...e resetting effect of light on the human circadian pacemaker
and have shown that among totally blind people who completely lack conscious visual perception, ther...
St. Jude Medical announces CRT patients showed improvement in the RHYTHM ICD study
...F ICD evaluated in this study effectively combines pacemaker
therapy, defibrillation therapy and left-heart stimulation to treat the complexities of heart failure," said Kyong T. Turk, M.D., of the Nebraska Heart Institute, Lincoln, Nebraska, who enrolled the most patients in the RHYTHM clinical study. "These...
Robotic surgery for young heart patients shortens hospital stay and speeds recovery, study indicates
...the placement of electrical leads for an implanted pacemaker
to correct a heart rhythm irregularity. The robot-assisted children ranged in age from 1 to 10 years, and the smallest weighed 10 kilograms, since the camera is too large to fit between the ribs of a smaller child. The seven robot-assisted children ...
Wanted: people to test orgasmatron
...second stage, a self-contained device resembling a pacemaker
will be implanted beneath the skin, switched on and off with a remote control. Meloy, a pain specialist at Piedmont Anesthesia and Pain Consultants in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, stumbled on the idea while performing a routine pain-relief operati...
A little electrical boost may help many heart failure patients
...t that's where the similarity ends. An artificial pacemaker
makes sure the heartbeat doesn't go too slow by in...tients with advanced heart failure and from normal pacemaker
procedures," Burkhoff said. "This is a very small study designed primarily to obtain some basic safe...
St. Jude Medical announces publication of results of its ADOPT-A trial
...th sick sinus syndrome, paroxysmal AF and standard pacemaker
indications. Significant findings from the ADOPT-...ovide such therapy may be especially important for pacemaker
patients. It has been shown that over 43 percent of patients implanted with a pacemaker
for sick si...
Combined therapies benefit heart failure patients
...hat combine the benefits of a pacemaker
and defibrillator improve the quality of life and physical stamina capacity in patients with advanced congestive heart failure and life-threatening arrhythmias, according to a new nationa...
Emory scientists present alternative for surgical biventricular resynchronization
...cular resynchronization therapy uses a special pacemaker
to stimulate the heart's ventricles to beat at the same time. A small pulse generator (about the size of two stacked silver dollars) is implanted beneath the skin in the shoulder region and delivers synchronized electrical stimulation to three cha...
Device acts as heart's security system
...ormation is limited mostly to the condition of the pacemaker
and its battery. One patient in the Ohio State study lives about one and one-half hours away from Columbus. She is doing extraordinarily well with the device and has a renewed quality of life due to our ability to use the transmitted data to fine tun...