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RF Programming Hack Demonstrates Potentially Fatal ICD Exploit

I received today a link to a very interesting article which plays on the fears of the public, and which I am sure will result in tough new regulations to our industry. The article discusses how IOActive researcher Barnaby Jack reverse-engineered a “pacemaker transmitter” (probably a programmer or a MICS module) to command ICDs within a 30

 
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Boston Scientific’s Q3 2012 AIMD Results: CRM Dropped 6%, Neuromodulation Up 5%

Today Boston Scientific reported its results for Q3 2012.  For its AIMD divisions: Cardiac Rhythm Management sales dropped from $503M in Q3 of 2011 to $462M for this year (-8%), a 6% decrease on constant-currency basis. Neuromodulation sales grew by 5% from $84M to $88M.

 
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