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Mumbai doctors do the unthinkable, implant world's smallest leadless pacemaker in 78-year-old man

Mumbai doctors do the unthinkable, implant world's smallest leadless pacemaker in 78-year-old man

Doctors at Mumbai hospital have implanted the world's smallest pacemaker, with advanced pacing technology, in the heart of a 78-year-old man.

Jun 16, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
Wireless, battery-less pacemaker developed

Wireless, battery-less pacemaker developed

The pacemaker harvests energy wirelessly from radio frequency radiation transmitted by an external battery pack, researchers at Rice University in the US said.

Jun 06, 2017, 22:24 PM IST
Beware! Household appliances used in close proximity with the body may cause pacemaker failure

Beware! Household appliances used in close proximity with the body may cause pacemaker failure

The study found that pacemakers are susceptible to EMF that can occur in everyday life, in particular when programmed to maximum sensitivity or so called unipolar sensing mode.

Mar 01, 2017, 21:32 PM IST
World's smallest pacemaker makes successful foray into the world inside a bradycardia patient!

World's smallest pacemaker makes successful foray into the world inside a bradycardia patient!

Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia to help restore the heart's normal rhythm and relieve the symptoms by sending electrical impulses to the heart to increase the heart rate.

Feb 05, 2017, 13:24 PM IST
First biological pacemaker developed

First biological pacemaker developed

The findings from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at University Health Network in Canada show how human pluripotent stem cells can be coaxed in 21 days to develop into pacemaker cells.

Dec 19, 2016, 18:04 PM IST

Soon, battery-free pacemakers powered by heart

The technology may eliminate the medical risks, costs and inconvenience of having a battery replacement every five to 12 years for millions of people worldwide.

Nov 03, 2015, 09:55 AM IST
Smartphones pose danger for cardiac device wearers

Smartphones pose danger for cardiac device wearers

If you wear a cardiac device such as a pacemaker, better keep away from smartphones, researchers say.

Jun 22, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Doctors install second pacemaker in a cancer survivor

In a major surgery, doctors at a city hospital have installed pacemaker in the lower abdominal cavity of a 68-year-old woman who is also a cancer survivor.

Apr 15, 2015, 20:02 PM IST

World's first battery-less pacemaker in the works

In a revolutionary breakthrough for heart patients, scientists have come up with a way to power a cardiac pacemaker with an alternative energy source - the heart motion.

Sep 01, 2014, 14:46 PM IST

Researchers develop self-powered cardiac pacemaker that could aid seniors

The newly designed flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator directly stimulated a living rat`s heart using electrical energy converted from the small body movements of the rat.

Jun 24, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

Indian-origin scientist makes leadless pacemaker

The world`s first leadless pacemaker, developed by an Indian-origin scientist Vivek Reddy, has shown promising results after one year of human trials on 32 patients who received the pacemaker.

May 10, 2014, 14:00 PM IST

3-D heart sock could replace pacemaker

Scientists have designed a 3-D silicone `heart sock` that could eventually replace the pacemaker.

Apr 27, 2014, 10:50 AM IST

Now, battery that works for 10 years sans charging

Researchers have reportedly come up with a battery that could keep wearable and health care devices running for 10 or more years without a recharge.

Apr 25, 2014, 19:12 PM IST

Revolutionary electronic membrane could make your heart beat forever

Scientists have created a revolutionary new electronic membrane that could replace pacemakers forever.

Mar 04, 2014, 11:13 AM IST

Electric heart sock could make pacemakers history

Scientists have developed a bendy implant that can cover the entire surface of an organ to monitor health and treat disease.

Feb 26, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

US firm brings next generation pacemaker in India

St Jude Medical Inc, a global medical device company, today announced the launch of next generation pacemaker in India.

Sep 12, 2013, 22:28 PM IST

Light could replace electric jolts to restore healthy heartbeats

When a beating heart slips into an irregular, life-threatening rhythm, delivering a burst of electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator is the treatment most commonly known.

Aug 29, 2013, 19:10 PM IST

Pacemaker for artificial breathing on spinal cord injured man

Claimed to be the first in the medical history of India, a pacemaker was put for artificial breathing on a 65-year-old man, who sustained spinal cord injury.

May 24, 2013, 00:01 AM IST

Chautala shifted to Gurgaon hospital for heart sur

Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, who is serving jail term for his involvement in teachers recruitment scam, was on Thursday shifted from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital to a private hospital in Gurgaon.

May 23, 2013, 23:33 PM IST

Now, patients’ heartbeat could power pacemaker

An experimental device that converts energy from a beating heart to provide enough electricity to power a pacemaker has been developed.

Nov 05, 2012, 13:38 PM IST