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Consumer Information on: Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) System - P110042 by FDA Posted Thu 01 Nov 2012 12:00am The Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) System is a defibrillator that is implanted under the skin (subcutaneous). It provides an electric shock to the heart (defibrillation) for the treatment of an abnormally rapid heartbeat that originates... Read on »
Summary Information for: Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) System by FDA Posted Thu 01 Nov 2012 12:00am Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) System (P110042). Read on »
FDA Approves Protecta Implantable Defibrillators With SmartShock Technology to Reduce Inappropriate Shocks by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Mar 2011 7:02pm The SmartShock features as I understand with reading here is an extra safeguard to avoid a life saving shock when it is actually not necessary which can originate from benign non life-threatening arrhythmia or electrical noise sensed by the device.  When you stop and think of all the many devices that are out in the world today who knows if ... Read on »
Implantable Defibrillators, Pacemakers Affected By MP3 Headphones by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:16pm I am guessing too this would mean leave your headsets at home if you are considering any Transcanial Magnetic Stimulation therapy as recently approved by the FDA since it also involves magnetic technology.  This also brings up an interesting question too as to how TMS treatment might also interact with defibrillators, both in your head and for yo ... Read on »
People With Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support by HealthFinder Posted Wed 26 Sep 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink American Heart Association statement notes risk of depression, anxiety, PTSD. WEDNESDAY, Sep ... Read on »
"Expanded indications for implantable defibrillators" by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:26pm So reads the headline on a magazine I received recently (along with thousands of my colleagues) from a major hospital system. It goes on to say: "In January 2005, indications for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) were substantially broadened [emphasis ours] to include most patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (EF ... Read on »
Women Don't Fare as Well as Men with Implanted Defibrillators by Medline Plus Posted Wed 07 Nov 2012 12:00pm They were more likely to have complications, die after the heart rhythm devices were implanted Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women , Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators Read on »
Implanted Defibrillator Patients Prefer Device Off If Very Ill by Medline Plus Posted Tue 29 Jan 2013 2:00pm Heart experts consider point when benefit of shocks no longer outweighs disturbance Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators Read on »
Elderly Benefit from Using Implantable Defibrillators by Medline Plus Posted Mon 17 Jun 2013 5:19pm Source: American Heart Association Related MedlinePlus Page: Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators Read on »
Implantable Defibrillators Lead to Decrease in Cardiac Arrests by Medline Plus Posted Mon 06 Aug 2012 7:51pm Source: American Heart Association Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cardiac Arrest , Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators Read on »