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More Than Fancy Pacemakers: How ICDs Help You - Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)



Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)
 
More Than Fancy Pacemakers: How ICDs Help You 
Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)
?People often describe ICDs as fancy pacemakers, but they're much more than that,? says cardiologist Bruce Wilkoff, MD, an arrhythmia specialist. The pacemaker delivers 60, 80 or 100 imperceptible, low-energy electrical impulses per minute to keep a ...

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Researchers find 'magic angle' for CT pacemaker imaging - Radiology Business



Radiology Business
 
Researchers find 'magic angle' for CT pacemaker imaging 
Radiology Business
The authors studied the two CT methods in an ex-vivo phantom study of four pacemaker leads and one ICD lead. Images were assessed using a 5-point Likert scale, in which numbers 1-3 represented diagnostic image quality. Of 400 total images captured, 344 ...

 


Researcher reacts to CMS proposal to expand coverage for patients with pacemakers, defibrillators - Cardiovascular Business



Cardiovascular Business
 
Researcher reacts to CMS proposal to expand coverage for patients with pacemakers, defibrillators 
Cardiovascular Business
?In fact, the leads do not contain any materials that would experience force or torque during the MRI and could not conceivably be dislodged because of a scanner effect.? Pacemaker and defibrillator generators and batteries do contain materials that ...

 


To Your Good Health: General guidelines for living with one kidney - Roanoke Times



To Your Good Health: General guidelines for living with one kidney 
Roanoke Times
You certainly should have been told this when the ICD was put in. However, there are some situations in which MRI scans still may be used. A case series from Germany in 2009 showed that in people who did not need the pace-making function of the ICD ...

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Pacemakers Continue to Drag on BSX's Rhythm Management Segment - Market Realist



Market Realist
 
Pacemakers Continue to Drag on BSX's Rhythm Management Segment 
Market Realist
The Emblem S-ICD (subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator) continued to be another major growth driver for the company's CRM business, registering double-digit growth in the quarter. Boston Scientific's Rhythm Management business registered ...

 


Study reveals 'magic angle' in cardiac CT - Health Imaging



Health Imaging
 
Study reveals 'magic angle' in cardiac CT 
Health Imaging
The ex vivo phantom study examined four pacemaker leads and one ICD lead using the CT techniques. A total of 344 images were rated on a five-point Likert scale. The most notable finding proved to be positioning the lead-tip angle at 70 degrees resulted ...

 


There are general guidelines for living with one kidney - Sunbury Daily Item



There are general guidelines for living with one kidney 
Sunbury Daily Item
You certainly should have been told this when the ICD was put in. However, there are some situations in which MRI scans still may be used. A case series from Germany in 2009 showed that in people who did not need the pace-making function of the ICD ...

 


Helping beat fast-striking menace - Hong Kong Standard (press release)



Hong Kong Standard (press release)
 
Helping beat fast-striking menace 
Hong Kong Standard (press release)
Over 4,000 Hong Kong people die from sudden cardiac arrest each year, prompting cardiologists to urge high-risk patients to consider using a new type of defibrillator with a lower risk of infection. According to the Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 5 ...

 


Atrial Fibrillation: When The Heart Skips A Beat - The Oracle: Health ... - Henderson State University Oracle



Atrial Fibrillation: When The Heart Skips A Beat - The Oracle: Health ... 
Henderson State University Oracle
(NAPSI)?Every heart has a built-in pacemaker that ensures it beats regularly. When that natural pacemaker doesn't do its job, however, a person may experience an irregular heart rhythm, the most common and undertreated of which is atrial fibrillation ...

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A stomach implant, a sensor and a smartphone - can obesity be ... - The National



The National
 
A stomach implant, a sensor and a smartphone - can obesity be ... 
The National
A new technology could make cutting down on calories as simple as hitting a button on your phone. But could it work in the Middle East, where the inventor is attempting to market it?

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