Pacemakers

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

Videos | Pacemakers | May 16, 2017
This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the implantation of Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS). The device...
Videos | EP Lab | April 10, 2017
A discussion with Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President Michael Gold, M.D., Ph.D., director of cardiology and associate...
Biotronik, Edora series, pacemakers, CRT-Ps
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017 — Biotronik announced the European launch of the Edora series, its smallest series of pacemakers and...
closed loop stimulation, DDD-CLS, ACC17, SPAIN trial
Feature | Pacemakers | March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 — Patients with recurrent fainting episodes (syncope) who received a pacemaker delivering a pacing...
Micra leadless pacemaker, CMS, medicare reimbursement
News | Pacemakers | March 10, 2017
March, 10, 2017 - Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved...
Biotronik, ProMRI Configurator tool, MR-conditional cardiac devices, ProMRI SystemCheck
Technology | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017 — Biotronik has developed an online tool that streamlines the workflow for physicians selecting the...
Abbott, St. Jude Medical, FDA approval, MR-conditional labeling, Assurity pacemaker, Tendril pacing lead
Technology | February 02, 2017
February 2, 2017 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-...
The FDA confirmed the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of St. Jude ICDs, pacemakes, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, CRT and other EP devices with wireless connections.
Feature | EP Lab | January 09, 2017 | Dave Fornell
January 9, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication today concerning patient...
The FDA wants to regulate cybersecurity of ICDs and other medical devices.

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Cybersecurity | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell
As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...
transcatheter aortic valve replacement, pacemakers, implantation, post-TAVR implantation, worse outcomes, study
News | EP Lab | November 09, 2016
November 9, 2016 — Patients who undergo minimally invasive heart valve replacement, known as transcatheter aortic valve...
EP device cyber security, SJM, St. Jude Medical
News | EP Lab | September 07, 2016
September 7, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. (SJM) has filed a lawsuit against Muddy Waters Consulting LLC, Muddy Waters...
Videos | Heart Failure | September 02, 2016
This video, provided by Respicardia, demonstrates the Remede System is a pacemaker-like implantable device. It is...
Respicardia, Remede, pacemaker for sleep apnea, central sleep apnea treatment

The Respicardia Remede System is a pacemaker-like implantable device designed to improve cardiovascular health by restoring natural breathing during sleep in patients with central sleep apnea.

News | Heart Failure | September 02, 2016
September 2, 2016 — Results from an international, randomized study show that an implanted nerve stimulator...
Medtronic, Micra TPS pacemaker, transcatheter pacing system, global clinical trial, one-year results, ESC 2016
News | Pacemakers | August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced new long-term results from the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (...
Cybersecurity concerns were raised over the St. Jude Medical (SJM) Merlin@home EP device home monitoring system

St. Jude Medical said recent claims of the cyber attack vulnerability of its [email protected] remote monitoring system and its implantable EP devices are not true.

Feature | EP Lab | August 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell
August 29, 2016 — Investment research firm Muddy Waters Capital released a report Aug. 25 saying it believes St. Jude...