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Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With PacemakersMay 05, 2016

Study found the combo was linked to raised odds of irregular heartbeat

FDA Approves First Wire-Free PacemakerApril 07, 2016

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a DefibrillatorNovember 09, 2015

New study should calm fears of patients and their partners, experts say

Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early TrialAugust 31, 2015

Though it can be placed in heart without surgery, unlike tradtional devices, some safety concerns remain

Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted DefibrillatorsMay 15, 2015

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in TrialMay 15, 2015

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's AgeFebruary 10, 2015

They extended survival in those at high risk for sudden cardiac death, but those over 70 saw less benefit, study found

'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers SayNovember 19, 2014

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular HeartbeatsJuly 28, 2014

Study couldn't explain why more dementia patients had operation, though families' wishes likely a factor

Heart Failure Therapy May Benefit Women More Than MenJune 23, 2014

But study finds they're less likely than males to receive pacemaker that synchronizes heartbeats

Tiny Wireless Pacemaker Shows Early PromiseMarch 24, 2014

But complications can occur, study found, and more research is needed

Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart DevicesFebruary 27, 2014

It found no harm to patients with devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, but agency still concerned

Implanted Devices Might Someday Run on Energy From Nearby OrgansJanuary 21, 2014

Animal study finds way to harness power from internal motions

'Smart' Pacemakers May Protect Heart From Further DamageNovember 19, 2013

Study found 'on-off' devices were better than standard 'always on' devices in those with slow heartbeats

Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study FindsNovember 18, 2013

Atrial fibrillation can lead to dangerous heart complications

Health Tip: Will a Pacemaker Help Me?September 12, 2013

It helps stabilize an irregular heartbeat

New Method Cuts Radiation During Pacemaker Procedure: StudySeptember 04, 2013

Electromagnetic tracking system reduces time that live X-rays are needed during device implantation

Study IDs Best Heart Failure Patients for PacemakersAugust 13, 2013

Two key measures separated those who would benefit from those who would not

Swimming Pools May Pose Hazard for People With Heart DevicesMay 09, 2013

Electricity from pools' lighting systems might interfere with implanted defibrillators, case studies show

iPads Could Affect Implanted Heart Devices, Early Study FindsMay 09, 2013

Young researcher suggests that users avoid placing tablets too close to the chest

Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early StudyMay 09, 2013

Device implanted directly in the heart, but questions remain about long-term use, safety

Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: StudyMay 07, 2013

Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say

Health Tip: Don't Ignore Pacemaker IssuesApril 15, 2013

Have it checked frequently

Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.March 22, 2013

Many develop in health care facilities, researcher says

Dog Study Raises Prospect of Biological Pacemaker for HumansFebruary 27, 2013

But experts say the concept, powered by gene therapy, will have to clear many hurdles to challenge the electronic kind

Quality of Life Can Suffer for Kids With Heart DevicesDecember 18, 2012

Study suggests implanted cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers affect self-perception, behavior

Fainting in Healthy People May Be First Sign of Heart TroubleDecember 12, 2012

Large Danish study suggests that even a single swoon merits a thorough health evaluation

Health Tip: Living With a PacemakerJune 27, 2012

Be careful using cell phone or microwave

Black Africans Less Apt to Develop Heart Rhythm Disorder Than WhitesMay 10, 2012

This held true even though blacks had more risk factors for the condition than whites, study finds

Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Works for Elderly: StudyMay 02, 2012

Real-world results promising for high-risk aortic stenosis patients, researchers say

Pacemakers, Defibrillators Sources of Deadly Infections: StudyApril 24, 2012

As implanted heart devices increase, so do serious complications, research says

Defibrillator Implantation May Be Riskier for Underweight PatientsMarch 27, 2012

Study suggests reasons may include frailty, other health conditions

Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart DisordersFebruary 28, 2012

Archived data may help pinpoint age range when genetic heart rhythm disorder death risk rises

Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke RiskJanuary 11, 2012

Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it