Pacemakers

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for pacemakers used to treat bradycardia.

Results from the MARVEL 2 (Micra Atrial Tracking Using A Ventricular accELerometer) study shows that an investigational set of algorithms in the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) significantly improves synchrony and cardiac function in patients with atrioventricular (AV) block. This is an impaired electrical conduction between the chambers of the heart.
News | Pacemakers | November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019 — Results from the MARVEL 2 (Micra Atrial Tracking Using A Ventricular accELerometer) study shows...

Co-principal investigator professor Aydin Babakhani at the UCLA Integrated Sensor Laboratory holds an earlier version of the prototype leadless, wireless amnd batteryless pacemaker. Photo Credit: Cody Duty, Texas Medical Center.

Co-principal investigator professor Aydin Babakhani at the UCLA Integrated Sensor Laboratory holds an earlier version of the prototype leadless, wireless and battery-less pacemaker. Photo Credit: Cody Duty, Texas Medical Center.

News | Pacemakers | November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019 — Texas Heart Institute (THI) was...

BackBeat CNT is the flagship therapy of Orchestra BioMed Inc. It is a bioelectronic treatment that immediately, substantially and chronically lowers blood pressure (BP) while simultaneously modulating the autonomic nervous system (ANS).

The BackBeat CNT system is a bioelectronic treatment that immediately, substantially and chronically lowers blood pressure (BP) while simultaneously modulating the autonomic nervous system (ANS). 

News | Hypertension | October 10, 2019

October 10. 2019 — Late-breaking results from its MODERATO II double-blind, randomized study of BackBeat Cardiac...

FDA Approves Barostim Neo System for Advanced Heart Failure Patients. Similar to a pacemaker, the Barostim Neo System uses a pulse generator implanted below the collar bone with a lead that attaches to the carotid artery in the neck. It delivers electrical impulses to baroreceptors in the neck, which sense how blood is flowing through the carotid arteries and relays information to the brain. The brain, in turn, sends signals to the heart and blood vessels that relax the blood vessels.

Similar to a pacemaker, the Barostim Neo System uses a pulse generator implanted below the collar bone with a lead that attaches to the carotid artery in the neck. It delivers electrical impulses to baroreceptors in the neck, which sense how blood is flowing through the carotid arteries and relays information to the brain. The brain, in turn, sends signals to the heart and blood vessels that relax the blood vessels and inhibit the production of stress-related hormones to reduce heart failure symptoms.

Technology | Heart Failure | August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance the Barostim Neo...

Cardiac Device Complications Vary Widely Among Hospitals
News | EP Lab | July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 — The chances of patients experiencing complications after having a cardiac device implanted vary...

BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy Shows Immediate, Substantial Blood Pressure Reduction
News | Hypertension | June 04, 2019

June 4, 2019 — Orchestra BioMed Inc. announced the presentation of two-year clinical data from the European Moderato...

HRS 2019 late breaking trials, late breaking presentations for the biggest news in electrophysiology (EP). #HRS #HRS2019 #HRS19
Feature | HRS | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 15, 2019 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) had 21 late-...

A new infection risk scoring system has been developed based on data from the large PADIT Trial.[1] The new scoring system was presented as a follow up to that study during a late-breaking session at Heart Rhythm 2019, the Heart Rhythm Society's 40th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Figure 1: The PADIT infection risk score ranging from 0 to 14 points classified patients into three risk groups, low (0-4), intermediate (5-6) and high (≥7). The risk groups had rates of hospitalization for infection of 0.51%, 1.42% and 3.41%, respectively 

News | EP Lab | May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 — A new infection risk scoring system has been developed based on data from the large PADIT Trial.[1]...

Heart Rhythm 2019 study shows travelers with common cardiac devices can pass through without restrictions or precautions. HRS 2019, #HRS #HRS19

A new study shows travelers with common cardiac devices can pass through airport body scanners without restrictions or precautions.

News | EP Lab | May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 – Results from new research show that passengers with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs),...

News | EP Lab | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 – Results from a new survey are the first to report a large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of their...

FDA Warns of Premature Battery Depletion in Some Medtronic Pacemakers
News | Pacemakers | May 07, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 7, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare...

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Emergency X-ray Identification of Pacemakers
News | Pacemakers | March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019 — A research team from Imperial College London believes a new software could speed up the diagnosis...

FDA Approves Optimizer Smart System for Heart Failure Patients offers cardiac contractility modulation.
Technology | Heart Failure | March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Impulse Dynamics’ Optimizer Smart system for...

Medtronic Recalls Dual Chamber Pacemakers
News | Pacemakers | February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019 — Medtronic is recalling its dual chamber implantable pulse generators (IPGs) due to the...

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