Tag: pacemaker

Micra Leadless Pacemaker Holds Up at 2 Years in Real-World Use

Early benefits associated with the Micra leadless pacemaker (Medtronic) appear to be sustained through 2 years among more than 10,000 Medicare patients, according to new...

Atrial Fibrillation Travel Tips

No need to feel anxious about hitting the road when you have atrial fibrillation (AFib). “As long as you’re getting good medical care, traveling with...

Class I Recall of Boston Scientific INGENIO Family of Pacemakers

Boston Scientific has recalled the INGENIO family of pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) because the devices may incorrectly transition to safety mode. Safety...

Pacemaker That Dissolves Away After Use

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are reporting early success with a temporary heart pacemaker that simply dissolves...

Extended AF Monitoring Worth Considering After Eye Stroke

Extended cardiac monitoring for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) should be considered in patients who have a stroke caused by central retinal artery occlusion,...

Evidence Builds for iPhone 12 Interference With Cardiac Devices

Further evidence that powerful magnets in some Apple iPhones can interfere with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) comes from a small study that also suggests...

Abandoned Cardiac Device Leads Don’t Rule Out MRI

Data from an observational cohort study suggest that the presence of abandoned leads in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) should no longer be...

First Experience With Completely Leadless CRT

Totally leadless cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) combining the Micra transcatheter pacing system and a WiSE-CRT system was feasible and associated with significant acute QRS reduction...

TAVR Surpasses SAVR in US, Outcomes Continue to Improve

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has surpassed surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) as the procedure of choice for aortic valve replacement in the United States,...

Leadless Pacemaker Shown Safe in Older, Sicker Patients

A leadless right-ventricular pacemaker continued to show an edge over conventional transvenous pacemakers by triggering a substantially reduced rate of complications during the 6 months...