Tag: implantable medical devices

Innovation, Medical Devices

Battery Life in Implantable Medical Devices

October 7, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

Heart disease continues to be a major health problem. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report it was the number one cause of death in 2019. In many cases, heart disease can be treated via lifestyle changes such […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

US researchers power medical implants with heart’s energy

February 5, 2019


Implants such as pacemakers and defibrillators are powered by batteries that require replacement every five to ten years. The replacement surgeries are costly and could lead to complications and infections. In the latest three-year research, the team aimed to eliminate […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Study points a way to better implantable medical devices

March 23, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Medical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue regeneration usually come under fire from the host’s immune system. Defense cells work to isolate material they consider foreign to the body, building up a wall of dense […]