Articles tagged with 'Story' | BIOTRONIK

BIOTRONIK - Archive (Story)

2022
28
November
2022
| 06:00 Europe/Amsterdam
The clinical evidence is clear. Yet its full promise remains untapped. We’re talking about remote monitoring—a solution that, despite increasing demand, is not yet being implemented across the globe. This is partly due to a patchwork of varying reimb...
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14
October
2022
| 12:37 Europe/Amsterdam
2022 has been a surprising year at times when it comes to studies of what we eat and how it affects heart health.Although there have been numerous publications looking at this relationship this year—a few stood out to us, and they may have interestin...
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29
September
2022
| 06:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Digital Health brings opportunities to advance patient care but also new challenges. In addition to a marked increase in data volume in the clinical space and increased patient involvement in care, digital technology’s role in the care space has chan...
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23
September
2022
| 05:00 Europe/Amsterdam
September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, a time to share information and help raise awareness about this complex condition.Detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is crucial for timely, adequate management, but it still poses a challenge for c...
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05
September
2022
| 11:50 Europe/Amsterdam
After starting enrollment in 2019, Dr. Valentina Kutyifa announced the first results of the BIOTRONIK-supported BIO-LIBRA trial at the Annual Heart Rhythm Society meeting (HRS 2022). In a field where women are underrepresented in past cardiovascular ...
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22
August
2022
| 09:51 Europe/Amsterdam
Developing heart problems and even the need for an implant to get one's heart back to its proper rhythm poses new challenges not only for the patients, but also for their families. Heide Hestermann and Matthew Monk explain how relatives can best supp...
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01
August
2022
| 12:42 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 1.7 million cardiac implantable electronic devices are implanted worldwide each year. Young implant wearers in particular have many questions about whether and how their life will change after the procedure. One of the most important ones: ...
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14
July
2022
| 15:16 Europe/Amsterdam
With much of the world experiencing a hot summer, it’s a great time to get away. But what should pacemaker and implanted device patients keep in mind when packing? One of BIOTRONIK’s own knows firsthand....
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04
July
2022
| 11:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Continuing a company tradition that started a decade ago, BIOTRONIK employees at the company’s headquarters mounted their bicycles in early July to race through Berlin as a team during VeloCity Berlin—an event that sees teams come together for either...
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23
June
2022
| 11:48 Europe/Amsterdam
Around 49 million people in the EU suffer from cardiovascular diseases. Here, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) accounts for the major share of the diseases. In this context, narrowing of vessels by atherosclerotic processes is closely linked to an unhea...
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07
June
2022
| 14:13 Europe/Amsterdam
Cardiac catheterization labs can be complicated workplaces when it comes to occupational safety. Physicians and nursing staff are working in proximity to a radiation source, and some of the most vulnerable areas of the body are not covered by standar...
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03
June
2022
| 14:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Higher quality of life, more biodiversity and a better climate – the advantages of green cities seem obvious. Green living – including breathing clean air – plays an especially crucial role for our heart health and overall well-being. On the occasion...
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12
May
2022
| 05:49 Europe/Amsterdam
Across healthcare systems, many patients will have their first frontline contact with a nurse—and arrhythmia management is no exception. Nurses perform a wide range of tasks and play an important role, not only in immediate medical care, but in answe...
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26
April
2022
| 09:48 Europe/Amsterdam
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) is approximately 21 percent (mean annual probability)1 and is often undetected – and therefore untreated. Single-chamber ICDs account for a sign...
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06
April
2022
| 03:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Cardiac pacemaker implantations are now routine interventions. Around three million people worldwide have a pacemaker, and every year 600,000 more receive an implant. Nevertheless, the diagnosis and procedure can look challenging for patients at firs...
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08
March
2022
| 04:39 Europe/Amsterdam
As we mark International Women’s Day 2022, we’re mindful of how much further there still is to go to reach equality in cardiology. There are many facets to that task. As we wrote in a recent blog post, women are still underrepresented in cardiology c...
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04
March
2022
| 07:46 Europe/Amsterdam
More than ten years after BIOTRONIK received approval for its first ProMRI pacemaker, allowing the first cardiac device patients access to MRI scans, we still get many questions from patients about what documents they should bring to a scanning appoi...
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11
February
2022
| 07:12 Europe/Amsterdam
Cardiovascular research has achieved a lot in the last few decades—but even today the cardiology community is discussing whether the field needs gender-specific guidelines for treating cardiovascular diseases. One of the biggest obstacles is one of t...
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28
January
2022
| 07:47 Europe/Amsterdam
It’s hard to think of information that feels more personal than data about our own health. Yet we’re generating and monitoring more health data now than ever before. Whether it’s specific technology designed to help manage certain medical conditions—...
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05
January
2022
| 08:22 Europe/Amsterdam
An American survey last year found that health-related goals topped the priority list of New Year’s resolutions for 2021. Around half of those surveyed wanted to exercise more or lose weight, while about 40 percent wanted to improve their diets and 1...
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04
January
2022
| 08:27 Europe/Amsterdam
As an avid performer, Wolfgang Koch experienced true stage fright when he collapsed after a performance resulting in him needing a pacemaker. The reason, as it turned out later, was a previously undetected cardiac arrhythmia, whereby his heartbeat is...
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2021
21
December
2021
| 09:41 Europe/Amsterdam
Every month, our dedicated Patient and Technical Services Team in Berlin handles hundreds of enquiries from BIOTRONIK patients in German-speaking countries—in close cooperation with colleagues around the world who answer questions from patients in th...
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11
November
2021
| 00:10 Europe/Amsterdam
The vast majority of strokes—about 85 percent—are ischemic. Of these, up to a third are cryptogenic, or have no clear cause. Getting these strokes diagnosed quickly and accurately requires consistent and well-functioning teamwork between cardiologist...
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20
October
2021
| 08:50 Europe/Amsterdam
A recent study found that ninety-four percent of employees say it’s critical or important that the company they work for is ethical. Eighty-two percent even said they would prefer to be paid less and work for a company with ethical business practices...
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08
October
2021
| 09:34 Europe/Amsterdam
While many physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals have full workloads at the best of times, the current COVID-19 pandemic has created an especially heavy burden. An American College of Cardiology survey of just over 1,200 ACC members...
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29
September
2021
| 09:06 Europe/Amsterdam
Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia and affects about 30 million people worldwide. It occurs when the heart’s two upper chambers beat too slowly, too quickly, or too irregularly to pump blood properly to the heart’s bottom...
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17
September
2021
| 09:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Surgery to implant a pacemaker or other type of implantable device can feel a bit unsettling. As with any surgery, it can come with many questions for a patient to sort out. However, pacemaker surgery is not an uncommon procedure. Statisticians now e...
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07
September
2021
| 08:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella remarked earlier this year that the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic saw “two years of digital transformation in two months.” As the world moved to working, shopping, and socializing online, necessity drove many aspec...
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24
August
2021
| 09:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Countries like Germany and Switzerland have a long history of apprenticeships and degrees that integrate vocational training into their programs, enabling high school graduates to become familiar with both the practical and theoretical aspects of the...
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05
August
2021
| 13:32 Europe/Amsterdam
What if a computer simulation model of the heart and blood vessel could reduce the need for human or animal data in clinical trials, while speeding up product development? BIOTRONIK and our research partners are looking into exactly that question in ...
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