Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Pacemaker Editorial

Am I the only one that finds it annoying when news articles refer to other implanted devices as "pacemakers?" You see phrases like "pacemaker for pain" or "epilepsy pacemaker". I understand they're trying to relate it to something that is more well known, but to me it is misleading. A pacemaker "keeps the pace." It's all about maintaining timing. I know I'm nitpicking, but when I run a Google search to find the latest news, it's annoying to have to sift through articles that aren't really about pacemakers.

More Info On Natural Pacemakers

Here's an article that is a bit technical in nature, but indicates more progress is being made on being able to create biological pacemakers instead of inserting devices.

17 Pacemakers

Here's a story of a man who has had 17 pacemakers implanted since he was 2 years old.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Five Days Old

A five day old infant in Wales has become one of the youngest patients ever to receive a pacemaker. For the full story, click here.

Monday, June 04, 2007

St. Jude develops new type of pacemaker lead

St. Jude medical has announced that they have won FDA approval for a new type of pacemaker lead that is designed to provide more accurate sensing of the right atrium.

iPods Interfere with Pacemakers?

A recent study has shown that iPods can interfere with the operations of a cardiac pacemaker if worn too close to the chest area.

Lyme Disease and Heart Block

Here's another article mentioning the often overlooked link between Lyme Disease and Heart Block.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

First Degree Fetal Heart Block May be Reversible

Here's an article about a researcher at Yale who believes that First Degree Fetal Heart Block may be reversible.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Talk About Getting Wires Crossed

Here's a short but somewhat scary article about the President of the University of Arizona having heart surgery because his pacemaker wires poked a hole in his heart. The last paragraph of the article is a little strange as well.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

New Digital Pacemaker Developed

Vitatron, a Dutch company involved in the production of pacemakers has developed a digital pacemaker which is expected to improve the quality of life besides saving life of a patient.