TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope

Infections Down With Antibacterial Envelope for ICD/CRT

Clinical use of antibacterial envelope mesh cuts infection rate for ICD/CRT implants The TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope and the TYRX™Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope are the first commercially available implantable medical devices designed to stabilize Cardiac Implantable Devices  [CRTs and ICDs] and Implantable Neurostimulators [INSs] and to help reduce their infection. Medtronic PLC has signed up […]

Early Success with HVAD LATERAL trial Medtronic

Early Success with HVAD LATERAL Trial

Clinical Trial of Medtronic Heart Pump HVAD Delivers Positive Results with Less-Invasive Implant Procedure   Medtronic plc announce results of the ENDURANCE Supplemental trial in a late-breaking clinical trial session of the 2017 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The study evaluated the company’s HVAD(TM) System as a […]

Recovered Heart Function DCM Study

Please Help The Royal Brompton Hosptial Find Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients With Recovered Heart Function for a Current Study – TRED Researchers at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and the NHLI (National Heart and Lung Institute) are still working hard on a new BHF-funded dilated cardiomyopathy study. They are currently inviting patients with a previous DCM diagnosis, whose […]

New analysis of Novartis’ Entresto® data shows long-term benefits on heart failure readmissions and total cardiovascular deaths

New analysis of Novartis’ Entresto® data shows long-term benefits

New analysis of Novartis’ Entresto® data shows long-term benefits on heart failure readmissions and total cardiovascular deaths Entresto® reduced the risk of first and subsequent events of heart failure hospitalizations and cardiovascular deaths following heart failure hospitalization by 20%-24% compared to enalapril[1] These findings are consistent with the benefit Entresto showed in reducing the risk […]

Longevity of ICD

Longevity of ICD?

Does device longevity of ICD/CRT-D differ among manufacturers? What factors might be associated with the need to replace ICD devices? The longevity of ICD/CRT-D defibrillators is extremely important from both a clinical and economic perspective. As published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, multi-specialist scientists studied the reasons for device replacement, the longevity of removed ICD, and […]

Electromechanical cardioplasty; heart failure

Electromechanical hug for the heart

  Electromechanical cardioplasty using a wrapped elasto-conductive epicardial mesh Electromechanical hug for the heart A mesh that wraps around the heart can strengthen a failing heart, a new study shows, in rats Interesting news for Cardiac Resyncronisation Therapy; Jinkyung Park from the Institute for Basic Science in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues design a soft, elastic […]

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