Pacemakers

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

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...
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 of...
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 pacemakers after sterilization, according to a study...
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 electrophysiology...
Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices

Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices.

Feature | EP Lab | August 29, 2017 | Dave Fornell
August 29, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a firmware update that is now available to...
Biotronik Announces U.S. Launch of Edora HF-T QP CRT Pacemaker
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017 — Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and commercial availability of...
Ohio State Researchers Prove Human Heart's 'Battery' Has Multiple Backups
News | EP Lab | July 27, 2017
July 27, 2017 — There is good news when it comes to the heart’s sinoatrial node (SAN), the body’s natural pacemaker....
Medtronic Reactive ATP Therapy Slows Progression of Atrial Fibrillation in Real-World Population
News | Atrial Fibrillation | July 03, 2017
July 3, 2017 — Medtronic recently announced that its Reactive ATP therapy slows the progression of atrial fibrillation...
Biosense webster multielectrode balloon RF ablation catheter

The Biosense Webster multi-electrode balloon RF ablation catheter. Each electrode can have varied power settings to avoid damage to underlying tissues like the esophagus. 

Feature | EP Lab | June 22, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Electrophysiology (EP) technology has been advancing rapidly the past few years with new ablation tools to improve...
Pacemakers and Other Cardiac Devices Can Help Solve Forensic Cases
News | Pacemakers | June 20, 2017
June 20 2017 — Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases, according to a study presented at...