Cardiology

First-ever transient pacemaker harmlessly dissolves in body

Researchers at Northwestern and George Washington (GW) universities have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker—a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing device that disappears after it's no longer needed.

Cardiology

First treatment identified for fainting

Fainting affects one in two people during their lifetime. Those with recurrent episodes are often afraid to socialise or go to work. Today researchers report the first effective therapy. The late breaking research is presented ...

Cardiology

12-year-old is on pacemaker no. 3

Jennifer and Patrick Tallquist were resting peacefully with their 1-day-old daughter, Abrielle, when a nurse entered their hospital room to give the newborn a test.

Medical research

Battery-free pacemaker reduces equipment to size of a dime

Researchers have developed and tested for the first time in vivo a miniaturized, battery-free pacemaker that supports optical and electrical multisite stimulation. The new device is powered wirelessly, omitting the weight ...

Cardiology

Developing next-generation biologic pacemakers

University of Houston associate professor of pharmacology Bradley McConnell is helping usher in a new age of cardiac pacemakers by using stem cells found in fat, converting them to heart cells, and reprogramming those to ...

Cardiology

Bionic pacemaker slows progression of heart failure

Using brain circuits made in silicon, scientists have alleviated symptoms of heart failure by reinstating the body's natural heart rhythm. This study published in The Journal of Physiology today holds great potential for ...

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Pacemakers

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