Woman shares pacemaker with her dog
19 August 2014, azcentral.com
Two years ago, Diane Hechtman of Scottsdale wasn't feeling well.
Her doctor found she had an irregular heartbeat, so Hechtman got a pacemaker.
Medtronic Announces Preliminary Outcomes for World’s Smallest Cardiac Pacemaker
8 August 2014, Surgical Blog
Medtronic announces preliminary results from the first human implants of the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Results from the first four patients to receive the Micra TPS were reported at CARDIOSTIM / EHRA EUROPACE 2014, World Congress in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques, in Nice, France.
New, Tiny Pacemaker Implanted Directly Into Heart
29 July 2014, Health News Digest
It's about the size of a large vitamin pill and, for the first time in Ohio, the smallest heart pacemaker available is being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
The tiny pacemaker that's safer - and doesn't leave a scar
14 July 2014, MailOnline
More than 40,000 people a year in England are fitted with pacemakers to regulate their heartbeat, and many could benefit from a new wire-free device put inside the heart.
Managing life with PoTS
18 July 2014, Daily News
Beth Joyce, 22, collapses on a regular basis due to Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, which has forced to drop some of her hobbies and affected her ability to work.
Pacemaker Matching Heart Beats with Breathing
26 June 2014, International Business Times
A revolutionary pacemaker, which is being developed by University of Bath and University of Bristol, synchronises heart rate with breathing. The pacemaker gives a 25 per cent increase in pumping ability, suggested the pre-clinical trials. There is hope that this device could extend the life of patients with heart failure.
Pacemaker provides peace of mind for Scottish teen
17 July 2014, Mirror
Gemma McColl, 20, suffers from an inherited condition, long QT syndrome, and a rush of adrenaline could stop her heart.
"How to be a pushy patient: Want the best care? Here's how to fight your corner"
02 July 2014, Dailymail Online
Written by Judy Hobson for the Mail Online, we think this is excellent reading for all our members as it is applicable to us all. Everyday someone tells us that they do not want to bother their GP as they are so busy. This is not a good philosophy and certainly not good for your health. Do not be shy to share your research with your doctor if it will help you and him reach the right diagnosis or you be given an immediate referral to a consultant. I urge you all to read this if only to store this sound advice at the back of your minds for future reference.
St Jude Medical : Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker Wins Innovation Award
23 June 2014, 4- Traders
The Nanostim leadless pacemaker was awarded the 2014 Innovation Award at Cardiostim 2014, the 19th World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques.
The Little-Known Heart Condition Plaguing Working Women
19 June 2014, Shape.com
Young, well-educated woman are the primary victims of a little-known health condition called postural tachycardia syndrome, according to recently published research in the online journal BMJ Open.