Pacemakers

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

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 programmers used to download software from the Medtronic software distribution network (SDN) . This update is a voluntary recall correction by the manufacturer to address the safety risk caused by the cybersecurity vulnerability.

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 implantable EP device programmers.

Feature | Cybersecurity | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed information about potential...

BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy Reduces Blood Pressure at Two Years
News | Hypertension | October 02, 2018

October 2, 2018 — Two-year results of the Moderato I Study demonstrated immediate, substantial and sustained...

CHLA/USC Team Designs Novel Micropacemaker

Model of the human heart with microprocessor located in the pericardial sac and attached to the left ventricle. Graphic courtesy of Business Wire.

News | Pacemakers | June 29, 2018

June 28, 2018 — Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the University of Southern California (...

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) live electrophysiology (EP) procedure case at the 2018 annual meeting. #HRS2018

A live EP case presentation during the 2018 Heart Rhythm meeting.

Feature | HRS | May 18, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Here is an aggregation of all the news and late-breaking studies presented at the 2018...

Novel Antibiotics Can Help Lower EP Device Infection Rates. Pictured here is an ICD. Implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and the related cardiac leads opens patients to infection risk.

Implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and the related cardiac leads opens patients to infection risk.

News | EP Lab | May 17, 2018

May 10, 2018 – A new study is the first to test the clinical effectiveness of incremental peri-operative antibiotics...

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Offers Recommendations to Prepare for Cybersecurity Threats to Cardiac Implantable Devices in new consensus document. #HRS2018
Feature | Cybersecurity | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released...

LivaNova Completes Sale of Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM - electrophysiology) Business to MicroPort Scientific
News | EP Lab | April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 — LivaNova announced it completed the sale of its cardiac rhythm management (CRM) business to...

Can Your Cardiac Device Be Hacked?
News | Cybersecurity | February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 — Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, could be at risk for...

The Boston Scientific Essentio MRI-safe pacemaker.

The Boston Scientific Essentio MRI-safe pacemaker. It is common for pacemaker patients to need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which has not previously been possible because the magnetic fields could damage older devices. All pacemaker vendors now have FDA-cleared MRI compatible pacemakers. 

Feature | Pacemakers | February 13, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There have been several advancements in pacemaker technologies over the past few years. This is an overview of some...

Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 13, 2017

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of...

Mexican Doctors Safely Reuse Donated Pacemakers After Sterilization

Mexican government reports conclude more than half of the population does not have access to social security or private insurance that covers a pacemaker implant, and 44 percent live in poverty. Recycling donated, explanted pacemakers offers a new option for these patients.

News | Pacemakers | November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 — Mexican doctors have safely reused donated...

The Respicardia Remede System is a pacemaker-like device designed to improve cardiovascular health by restoring natural breathing during sleep in patients with Central sleep apnea.
Technology | Heart Failure | October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new treatment option for patients...

Technavio Projects 9 Percent Global Growth for Electrophysiology Therapeutic Devices

Image courtesy of Technavio

News | EP Lab | September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 — According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global...

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