Pacemakers

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

Videos | HRS | May 22, 2020
Interview with Andrew D. Krahn, M.D., FHRS, head of the division of cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital, and professor of...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | February 18, 2020
Andrew Weintraub, M.D., FACC, associate director, of the Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Center, medical...
Videos | Pacemakers | February 13, 2020
This video illustrates how the Micra AV leadless pacemaker is delivered via catheter and enables atrioventricular (AV)...
The Micra AV leadless pacemaker
News | Pacemakers | February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approval of Micra AV, the world’s smallest...
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
(February 2020 update — the results of this trial led to the FDA clearnace of the Micra AV device in January 2020 - FDA...
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 awarded a prestigious four-year, $2.39 million grant from the...
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 System for the...
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 I...
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-breaking study presentations at the 2019 Heart Rhythm...
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] The...
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), such...
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 providers...