Pacemakers

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

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 and...
Videos | EP Lab | March 21, 2019
Khaldoun Tarakji, M.D., MPH, associate section head, section of electrophysiology and pacing in the Robert and Suzanne...
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 possibility...
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 electrophysiology (EP) device leads has been a debate for...
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 cybersecurity...
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 reduction...
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 (USC...
Permanent Pacing Effective for Older Patients With Syncope and Bifascicular Block
News | Pacemakers | May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 — Syncope with bifascicular block may be caused by intermittent complete heart block, but competing...
Novel Mechanical Sensor in Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System Detects Atrial Contractions, Restores AV Synchrony
News | Pacemakers | May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 — New clinical study results demonstrate that an investigational algorithm, utilizing the accelerometer...
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 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)...
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 as...
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 communication recommendations to assist healthcare professionals...
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 MicroPort...
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...