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Pacesetter’s 1973 Rechargeable Pacemaker

Yesterday I visited the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Chantilly, VA.  There I found this demo rechargeable pacemaker being displayed as a spinoff of NASA’s technology with the following explanation: I can’t remember exactly where I found the picture of a Pacesetter model BD102 VVI, but the story behind it

 
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St. Jude Implants First US Patient with its Nanostim Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker

St. Jude today announced the first U.S. implant in the company’s LEADLESS II pivotal trial designed to evaluate the Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker for FDA approval. The world’s first retrievable, non-surgical pacemaker was implanted at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City by Dr. Vivek Reddy.  The LEADLESS II pivotal trial is a prospective, non-randomized,

 
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Medtronic Performs First Human Implant of its Micra Leadless Pacemaker

  According to the press release: At one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker, and comparable in size to a large vitamin, the Micra TPS is delivered directly into the heart through a catheter inserted in the femoral vein. Once positioned, the pacemaker is securely attached to the heart wall and can be repositioned if

 
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Sorin Announces CE Mark and Implant of its MRI-Compatible Kora 100 Pacemaker with Automatic MRI Mode

Sorin announced the CE Mark approval and first implant of its KORA 100 pacing system. According to the press release: KORA 100 SR and DR pacemakers when implanted with the Sorin BEFLEX pacing lead enable implanted patients to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safely.[1] Pacemaker patients are typically older than 65 years. This patient population

 
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European Heart Rhythm Association Issues Very Interesting Report on New Devices for the Treatment of Heart Failure

  A position paper was published yesterday by the European Heart Rhythm Association reporting on the performance of new devices for the treatment of heart failure (HF). The report has been endorsed by the Heart Failure Association. The abstract for the paper titled “New devices in heart failure: an European Heart Rhythm Association report” reads:

 
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Medtronic Advisa and Revo MRI SureScan Pacemakers Delays Atrial Fibrillation Disease Progression

Results for the MINERVA Trial were presented at the AHA Meeting, showing that  Medtronic Advisa and Revo MRI(TM) SureScan(TM) pacemakers reduce the progression of permanent AF by 61%.  According to the press release: Presented as a late breaking clinical trial at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, the MINERVA (MINimizE Right Ventricular pacing to prevent Atrial

 
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St. Jude Acquires Nanostim, Announces CE Mark of World’s First Leadless Pacemaker

St. Jude Medical today announced the completion of its acquisition of Nanostim, Inc., a privately-owned developer of miniaturized, leadless pacemakers. The acquisition adds the world’s first and only leadless pacemaker to the St. Jude Medical product portfolio. According to the press release: Unlike conventional pacemakers that require a more invasive surgery, the Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker

 
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TYRX receives FDA Approval for Fully Resorbable AIGISRx R Antibacterial IPG Envelope

AIGISRx® is an Antibacterial Envelope that is made from knitted polypropylene mesh substrate, coated with a polyarylate bioresorbable polymer containing two antimicrobial antibiotics, minocycline and rifampin. AIGISRx is a dual component (resorbable and non-resorbable), sterile prosthesis designed to reduce infection and to stabilize the implantable pacemaker or defibrillator when implanted in the body.

 
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St Jude Receives CE Mark for Quadra Assura MP™ Multipoint CRT-D

St. Jude Medical today announced CE Mark approval of its next-generation quadripolar device, the Quadra Assura MP™ cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D). The device features MultiPoint™ Pacing (MPP) technology that enables physicians to pace multiple locations on the left side of the heart. This gives the clinician more choices to best optimize cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

 
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Sorin Launches Reply 200 Pacemakers with Sleep Apnea Monitoring

Sorin announced today CE mark approval and the European commercial launch of the REPLY ™ 200 family of pacemakers featuring Sleep Apnea Monitoring (SAM).  According to the press release: Sleep apnea is highly prevalent and vastly undiagnosed in pacemaker patients. It increases the mortality risk and the risk of common cardiovascular co-morbidities such as hypertension, atrial

 
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FDA Approves St. Jude’s Ellipse™ and SJM Assura™ Portfolio of ICDs and CRT-D Devices

St. Jude Medical announced FDA approval of its next-generation Ellipse™ and SJM Assura™ portfolio of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds). The new devices are designed to lower the risk of lead abrasion and to ensure high-voltage therapy delivery. According to the announcement: The Ellipse and SJM Assura family of devices

 
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Sorin Receives FDA Approval for SMARTVIEW™ Remote Monitoring Solution

Sorin today announced it received FDA approval for and is beginning the U.S. launch of the SMARTVIEW™ remote monitoring solution for patients with CRM devices.  From the press release: “Using the secure SMARTVIEW remote monitoring solution, physicians and nurses following patients with a Sorin PARADYMTM RF device can access valuable cardiac data and alert messages from

 
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Biotronik Receives FDA Approval for Ilesto 7 ICD/CRT-D Series

Biotronik announced that FDA granted approval for its Ilesto 7 implantable cardioverter-defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (ICD/CRT-D) series. According to the press release: “BIOTRONIK lives up to its reputation for excellence in design and manufacturing with the introduction of the Ilesto family, and the new Ilesto DX device. Physicians depend on complete and timely information, and Ilesto

 
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Medtronic Announces FDA Approval of Next-Generation CRT-D and ICD IPG Families

Medtronic announced today the FDA approval of its new Viva® portfolio of cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillation (CRT-D) devices, and the Evera® portfolio of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD).  According to the press release: “The Viva CRT-D significantly improves response rate to the therapy for many indicated heart failure patients, with a demonstrated 21 percent reduction in overall

 
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St. Jude Launches Allure Quadra™ CRT-P IPG with Quadripolar Lead Technology

St. Jude Medical today announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra™ Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P), which brings the quadripolar lead technology to the pacemaker market for the first time.  According to the press release: “Quadripolar leads allow for increased implant efficiencies, which clinical data indicates can result in fewer surgical revisions.

 
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