Tag: Defibrillators

Innovation, Medical Devices

Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations

March 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital, according to late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. The set-up is so effective that it has won reimbursement from […]

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

Dual coil defibrillators still more common than single coil models

May 1, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Emerging evidence suggests dual coil ICDs aren’t more effective, harder to extract. The number of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) that use two coils to shock the heart has decreased in the last five years but are still more common than […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools

March 29, 2017

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

Automated external defibrillators in schools save lives, but only about one-third of U.S. states require the devices in at least some schools, a new study reveals. As of February 2016, researchers found that 33 states had no legislation requiring automatic […]