DURHAM,N.C. – Patients who received an implantable heart defibrillator in everyday practice had survival benefits on par with those who received the same devices in carefully controlled clinical trials,according to a new study that highlights the value of defibrillators in typical medical settings.
Led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and published Jan. [...]
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Unexpected component failure may lead to AEDs not delivering defibrillation therapy,causing serious adverse health consequences,including death. MedWatch Safety Alert RSS Feed
Timely Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Saves Lives November 3,2011 Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If not immediately treated with a defibrillator,sending an electrical shock to the heart
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WEDNESDAY,Oct. 5 —Many people with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators can safely undergo MRIs to screen for cancer and other diseases,as long as certain procedures are followed,a new study finds. Those procedures include only using MRI on…
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