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Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer August 29, 2016

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk August 29, 2016

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

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

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

FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker April 07, 2016

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

Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator November 09, 2015

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

Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Trial August 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 Defibrillators May 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 Trial May 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 Age February 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 Say November 19, 2014

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

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats July 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 Men June 23, 2014

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

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