Remote Programming of Pacemakers Undergoing MRIs

July 12, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Remote programming of cardiac implantable electronic devices  
“The MRI technician started the session by contacting an off-site remote operator and placing [MORE]

A Pacemaker that Synchronizes Respiration and Heartbeat

April 26, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Reinstating heart rate variability
“Respiratory modulated pacing was generated by a proprietary device (Ceryx Medical; Cardiff, Wales) to pace the heart [MORE]

A Dissolvable Pacemaker

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transient pacemaker dissolves in the body after use
“In a breakthrough that could greatly ease the burden for patients recovering from [MORE]

Stem Cells in Cardiac Pacemaking

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

ECG – stem cells to pacemaker cells
About 600,000 people have implanted cardiac pacemakers to treat arrhythmias and low heartbeat.  Cardio-innovators [MORE]

Protective Membrane for Implanted Cardiac Devices

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiac pacemaker
Implanted cardiac devices eventually accumulate a buildup of scar tissue which is a problem when the devices have to [MORE]

Heart Patches of Living Stem Cells

August 20, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart patch
Until heart doctors have a successful strategy for injecting stem cells directly into cardiac tissue to repair damage, this [MORE]

The Electronic Body

February 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

IMPRESS microchip
Heart pacemakers evolved from a cart-platform the patient pushed around, to a wearable necklace, and, in 1958 to a [MORE]

Solar Powered Pacemaker

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mesurement device for solar powered pacemaker
Heart pacemaker batteries can last for a decade before they need to be surgically replaced. Even [MORE]

A Pacemaker for the Lungs

April 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Respiratory Pacemaker
Respicardia (Minnetonka, MN) has now implanted a breathing “pacemaker” in its first clinically approved patient. The device stimulates the [MORE]

Medicare Coverage for Leadless Pacemaker

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Comparison of Traditional and Micra Transcatheter Pacing System
We have followed the technical development of the leadless pacemaker over several years, [MORE]

Data from the World’s Smallest Pacemaker

October 18, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medtronic has released data from the clinical trial of its Micra Transcather Pacing System—i.e. a pacemaker only one-tenth the size [MORE]

A Vitamin-Size Pacemaker

July 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medtronic Micra TPS
Since April of this year, at least two hospitals have implanted Medtronic’s Micra Transcather Pacing device in patients [MORE]

Blood Glucose-Powered Pacemakers

May 24, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biobattery for Pacemakers
You may remember from childhood being fascinated by sticking a copper penny into a potato, and then inserting [MORE]

Blue Light Pacemaker

September 29, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Israeli researchers have taken a significant step toward a “biological pacemaker” using optogenetic technology. They were able to inject DNA [MORE]