Eighth-grader overcomes diabetes and POTS
18 September 2014, The Courier News
In 2012, Sophia Bezanis was an average 11 year old. She hung out with friends, did her homework and played tennis at Naperville Tennis Club. In less than a year, that would all change.
St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker Receives Prestigious Award
16 September 2014, Market Watch
World’s first leadless pacemaker honored by industry leaders as most promising new product
Trudie Lobban - Life Path of the Heart
4 September 2014, Pink Magazine
It is said that passion is the heart of every successful venture. For Trudie Lobban, the heart is her passion. It has been more than 20 years since her 10-month-old daughter, Francesca, began having “fainting spells” for no apparent reason.
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.