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Protection for pacemakers

November 21, 2019

ETH scientists have developed a special protective membrane made of cellulose that significantly reduces the build-up of fibrotic…
Bionic pacemaker slows progression of heart failure

November 13, 2019

Using brain circuits made in silicon, scientists have alleviated symptoms of heart failure by reinstating the body’s natural…
Complications from cardiac devices range widely from hospital to hospital

August 1, 2019

We expect quality from our healthcare systems and institutions. We need to be sure that we are getting…
Your body is your internet – and now it can’t be hacked

March 13, 2019

Researchers have protected your pacemaker, other medical tech from remote hacks before they happen. Someone could hack into…
Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders

January 2, 2019

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can listen to and stimulate electric current in the…
Heart is where the chips are, helping keep the beat

April 25, 2018

A Rice University student team’s demonstration of a next-generation, wireless pacemaker array could point to the future of…
Scientists produce functional heart pacemaker cells

December 15, 2016

Scientists from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Health Network, have developed the first functional pacemaker cells…
University of Michigan introduces the world’s smallest pacemaker

June 29, 2016

A patient at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has received the world’s smallest pacemaker that works…
Can stem cell technology be harnessed to generate biological pacemakers?

November 23, 2015

Although today’s pacemakers are lifesaving electronic devices, they are limited by their artificial nature. For example, their parts…
Next-gen pacemakers may be powered by unlikely source: the heart

October 30, 2015

The implantable pacemaker, a medical marvel that has extended millions of lives since its invention nearly 60 years…
First fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for fetal use

March 28, 2015

Novel device has received Humanitarian Use Device designation from FDA A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los…
Heart Institute testing world’s tiniest pacemaker

September 24, 2014

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in a global clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy…
World’s smallest Medtronic Micra pacemaker: Cardiac pacing game change?

December 16, 2013

Device maker Medtronic has accomplished a feat in device miniaturization, this time in the form of an implantable…
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