Pacemakers

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

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...

An implanted ICD showing its three venous leads. These multiple CRT leads can cause issues when they need to be replaced and are abandoned with new leads put over them in the SVC, which may require lead extraction.

An implanted ICD showing its three leads in the venous system. 

Feature | EP Lab | January 13, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

To extract or abandon broken or infected implantable, venous...

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...

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