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UC San Diego Health First in Region to Implant Dual Chamber, Leadless Pacemaker

DAIC

UC San Diego Health is the first in San Diego to successfully implant the world’s first dual chamber and leadless pacemaker system to help treat people with abnormal heart rhythms. Holding the device and pictured above is Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, cardiologist and director of pacemaker and ICD services at UC San Diego Health.

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Ventricular Fibrillation, ICD, LBBB, QRS of 210 ms, Positive Smith Modified Sgarbossa Criteria, and Pacemaker-Mediated Tachycardia

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Pacemaker mediated tachycardia! Pacemaker mediated tachycardia , also called "Endless Loop Tachycardia," cannot happen during atrial fibrillation, so the A fib must have converted. Another ECG was recorded 12 minutes later: Paced rhythm, probable Pacemaker-Mediated Tachycardia ? The patient was admitted without angiogram."

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Orchestra BioMed Announces Initiation of BACKBEAT Pivotal Study of AVIM Therapy in Hypertensive Pacemaker Patients

DAIC

The BACKBEAT pivotal study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atrioventricular interval modulation (“AVIM”) therapy (also known as BackBeat CNT), for the treatment of pacemaker-indicated patients with uncontrolled hypertension despite the use of antihypertensive medications. Orchestra BioMed and Medtronic, Inc. vs. 14.3%).

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First in man right atrial appendage implantation of a Micra leadless pacemaker

Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

Abstract Introduction Pacemaker implantation can be challenging in patients with congenital heart disease. Methods and Results In a patient with Ebstein disease and symptomatic sinus node dysfunction, despite multiple attempts, the Micra® pacemaker could not be implanted in the severely dilated right ventricle.

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ACC.24 Case Report: Leadless Pacemaker Extractions, with José López, MD

HCPLive

24 related to leadless pacemaker extraction and reimplantation. José López, MD, discusses a case series from ACC.24

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Antiarrhythmic Drugs and Syncope or Pacemaker Implant in AF

American College of Cardiology

What is the association between antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) use and the risk of pacemaker implantation or syncope in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving early rhythm control therapy with AADs?

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Pacemaker powered by light eliminates need for batteries and allows the heart to function more naturally—new research

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

By harnessing light, my colleagues and I designed a wireless, ultrathin pacemaker that operates like a solar panel. This design not only eliminates the need for batteries but also minimizes disruptions to the heart's natural function by molding to its contours.