Tag: Cardiology

DELTA Software Improves Detection of Safety Differences in Medical Devices: Interview with Dr. Frederic Resnic

Researchers are solving the issue of chronic underreporting of medical device adverse events. In the New England Journal of Medicine last month, they described their use of DELTA (Data Extraction and Longitudinal Analysis), a statistics software that prospectively monitors safety events stored in registries and databases. Moving forward&n (Read more...)

CardioInsight ECG Vest for Non-Invasive, Precise Heart Maps

Medtronic landed FDA clearance for its CardioInsight 3D cardiac mapping system that’s used to locate sources of arrhythmias. The system consists of an ECG vest with a whopping 252 electrodes. It’s used to collect highly detailed skin surface electric signal data while the patient is inside a CT scanner. This data is overlaid onto t (Read more...)

BIOTRONIK’s New Personalizable and Energy Efficient CRTs

BIOTRONIK is releasing a new line of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implants, the Ilivia series, that are designed to improve patient response to the therapy and make it customizable for individual needs. The devices are compatible under MRI and feature the company’s MRI AutoDetect capability that automatically switches the devices t (Read more...)

Spectranetics Bridge Occlusion Balloon Plugs Large Vessel Tears Caused by Lead Extractions

Spectranetics, a Colorado Springs, CO firm, won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Bridge Occlusion Balloon, a device used to block large vessels, typically the superior vena cava (SVC), if a tear happens while removing cardiac leads. Though tears are rare, when they do happen the rapid blood loss can be difficult to manage. The Bridge Occlusion [&h (Read more...)

Light Used as Pacemaker to Set Rhythm of Beating Heart

There must have been one or two love songs that predicted optogenetic cardiac pacing with words like “you are the light that makes my heart beat.” Now the idea has literally come true thanks to researchers at Israel’s Technion-Institute of Technology who were able to use light pulses in a manner of  a cardiac pacemaker t (Read more...)

Light Used as Pacemaker to Set Rhythm of Beating Heart

There must have been one or two love songs that predicted optogenetic cardiac pacing with words like “you are the light that makes my heart beat.” Now the idea has literally come true thanks to researchers at Israel’s Technion-Institute of Technology who were able to use light pulses in a manner of  a cardiac pacemaker t (Read more...)