August 18, 2014
Remote monitoring of patients with implantable cardiac devices reduced the mortality rate for cardiac patients by 50 percent and improved their clinical status by nearly 10 percent in a randomized control trial recently published in The Lancet. The trial was sponsored by medical device company Biotronik.
The trial was conducted at 36 different clinics and hospitals in Europe, Australia, and...
May 13, 2013
This week, Sorin Group announced that the FDA cleared SmartView, a remote monitoring application for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices. The technology allows physicians whose patients have a Paradym device, Sorin Group's implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), to monitor them outside of the office.
SmartView is a home health hub that collects data wirelessly from the...
August 18, 2009
While investigating potential security holes in wireless pacemakers, Kevin Fu, software engineer and assistant professor of computer science at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has created a prototype "heart-attack machine," according to a MIT Technology Review report.
Fu spent nine months de-constructing the "matchbook-sized microchip and antenna coil" that connects the latest generation...