Articles tagged with 'Story' | BIOTRONIK

BIOTRONIK - Archive (Story)

2021
15
July
2021
| 07:18 Europe/Amsterdam
As economically prosperous as the EU is, its population is gradually aging. By 2040, 155 million people in the EU will be over the age of 65. In many ways, this is good news, as well-developed health systems offer Europeans some of the best medical c...
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16
June
2021
| 12:01 Europe/Amsterdam
MRI scans are an important tool for diagnosing many different illnesses and conditions. With each passing year, more and more patients with implanted pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac monitors and cardiac resynchronization implants gain greater acc...
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03
June
2021
| 09:15 Europe/Amsterdam
For cardiology patients fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker, remote monitoring is a blessing: knowing that the implant is being monitored for technical and medical abnormalities during office hours provides enormo...
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20
May
2021
| 13:33 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 200 years after James Lind experimented with citrus fruits as a way to fight scurvy in sailors – in what is thought to be the world’s first clinical trial – we mark May 20 as Clinical Trials Day. On this day, we spotlight and celebrate adva...
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19
May
2021
| 17:21 Europe/Amsterdam
On May 20, 1747, James Lind conducted what’s thought to be the world’s first clinical trial on board Britain’s HMS Salisbury. More than 200 years after Lind experimented with citrus fruits as a way to fight scurvy in sailors, we mark May 20 as Clinic...
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10
May
2021
| 15:14 Europe/Amsterdam
Well into its third decade of clinical use, cardiac resynchronization therapy still isn’t able to help all patients with a relevant indication. One 2017 study found that up to 30 percent of patients are “non-responders.” Technology, like BIOTRONIK’s ...
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06
April
2021
| 12:31 Europe/Amsterdam
Congestive Heart Failure is a common, costly, and potentially fatal condition affecting more than 64 million people globally. It is also the leading cause of both hospitalization and readmission amongst older adults. For some patients, a pacemaker ca...
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18
March
2021
| 09:32 Europe/Amsterdam
Due to the high rates of mortality and morbidity in heart failure patients, it is essential that heart failure cases are continuously and proactively monitored. ...
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08
March
2021
| 10:30 Europe/Amsterdam
As we mark International Women’s Day in 2021, we’ve been reflecting on the invaluable contributions women make to science, technology, and clinical research. Women have long been at the forefront of scientific advances and this past year was no excep...
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23
February
2021
| 09:10 Europe/Amsterdam
One thing our ongoing global pandemic hasn’t put on hold is the need to act early when providing emergency cardiovascular care. Heart attacks and strokes are still happening, even as it feels the world around us has slowed down. Heart researchers hav...
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10
February
2021
| 16:18 Europe/Amsterdam
Despite being half the world’s population, women make up less than ten percent of students enrolled in subjects like statistics, mathematics, and engineering. At the same time, only about 30 percent of the world’s researchers are women. Recent UNESCO...
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18
January
2021
| 08:29 Europe/Amsterdam
Implantable cardiac monitors allow for continuous long-term monitoring of a patient's heart rhythm and remotely transmit detected arrhythmias to the physician. In this interview, Helge Wuttig explains the advantages of this therapeutic method for the...
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2020
02
December
2020
| 20:51 Europe/Amsterdam
As the global medical community continues the hard work of delivering patient care in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic, it is especially important for us as physicians to pay attention to where we might be able to streamline workloads - both f...
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15
November
2020
| 17:56 Europe/Amsterdam
In their short time on the market, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds have generated plenty of discussion within interventional cardiology. According to the authors of “Fading Away or Hope for the Future,” published by the American College of Cardiolog...
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29
October
2020
| 18:07 Europe/Amsterdam
About one in four people globally will have a stroke in their lifetimes. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the US and accounts for over a million deaths in Europe every year. The most common heart rhythm disorder—atrial fibrillation (AF)—...
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01
October
2020
| 12:49 Europe/Amsterdam
 As we get older, our risk for a variety of cardiovascular conditions increases. It’s a fact that likely doesn’t come as a big surprise to many people—but that doesn’t mean the discussions aging patients need to have with their families and doctors g...
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29
September
2020
| 08:26 Europe/Amsterdam
Walking about eight kilometres over the course of a week, at an average pace (3 km per hour), cuts the risk of cardiovascular events by almost a third. ...
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24
August
2020
| 13:06 Europe/Amsterdam
Almost 30 years after the US FDA rescinded a ban on women of “childbearing potential” from participating in clinical studies, women remain underrepresented in many key areas for medical trials—including cardiovascular medicine. This is despite guidan...
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17
August
2020
| 13:35 Europe/Amsterdam
Remote monitoring - when managed appropriately - has always had the potential to streamline workflows for cardiac device specialists and their staffs. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic however, has made the transition to more remote-based follow-up parti...
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29
July
2020
| 16:24 Europe/Amsterdam
Long after the COVID-19 public health crisis is solved, whether through medicine, vaccination or other developments, our current pandemic moment may well be depicted in future medical textbooks as the moment we got over our lingering skepticism of di...
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22
July
2020
| 17:54 Europe/Amsterdam
The true toll COVID-19 has taken on public health around the world is difficult to pinpoint at the moment - but it’s much higher than the official death toll from the virus itself. ...
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08
July
2020
| 16:59 Europe/Amsterdam
This year will long be remembered as the year the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed healthcare systems around the world. From postponing elective surgeries to reassigning entire hospital units to coronavirus response, hospitals have gone to unprecedented...
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01
July
2020
| 14:00 Europe/Amsterdam
A major challenge in most specialties of medicine involves moving from vague, diffuse symptoms to accurate diagnosis. This can be particularly challenging in cardiology. ...
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2019
18
December
2019
| 14:29 Europe/Amsterdam
Medtech companies operating in Europe are getting ready for a busy year, with the end of the transition period for the European Union’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR) fast approaching. After the May 2020 deadline, all new medical devices must meet M...
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18
October
2019
| 14:54 Europe/Amsterdam
About 30 percent of patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) suffer from ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) – the most acute form of coronary artery disease. It’s caused by a complete thrombotic occlusion and is as...
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21
August
2019
| 17:44 Europe/Amsterdam
It started as a fairly typical case: The 79-year-old patient suffered from unexplained dizziness for years. To figure out why, the cardiology team at Sweden’s Kalmar Hospital performed echocardiograms, Holter ECGs and other tests. However, the tests ...
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