Articles tagged with 'Story' | BIOTRONIK

BIOTRONIK - Archive (Story)

2022
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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28
March
2022
| 06:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Cardiac catheter laboratories can be complicated workplaces on matters of occupational safety. On one hand, physicians and nursing staff work in the immediate vicinity of a radiation source. Of particular concern are areas not covered by x-ray protec...
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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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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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