Pacemakers

  • Battery less cardiac pacemaker powered by heart September 1, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed a new battery less cardiac pacemaker which is based on an automatic wristwatch and is powered by heart motion. "Batteries are a limiting factor in today's medical implants. Once they reach a critically low energy level, physicians see themselves forced to replace a correctly functioning medical device...
  • LeT operative Tunda undergoes pacemaker implant surgery at AIIMS August 24, 2013

    Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Abdul Karim Tunda, who is admitted at AIIMS, underwent a surgery to implant a pacemaker in his heart on Saturday. 70-year-old Tunda, who was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital Thursday night after he complained of severe chest pain and shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday...
  • Surgeons place pacemaker in 15-minute-old baby February 18, 2012

    San Francisco: The name Jaya in Hindi means victorious. And little Jaya Maharaj was just that, when she became one of the smallest recipients of a pacemaker when she was just 15 minutes old. A team of doctors at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital determined the girl born nine weeks...
  • Chennai remains heart-happy with pacemakers November 2, 2011

    CHENNAI: The first thought of a pacemaker for anyone is a small white device much like a transistor from the mid-80s, forming a lump under their grandfather’s white shirt. But when Wilson Greatbatch - whose implantable pacemaker was sewn up into the body of a patient with an ailing heart...
  • Caution: Headphones can interfere with heart devices November 10, 2008

    New York: Headphones from iPods or other digital music players may damage hearing, but music lovers who have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator are better off keeping them in their ears. A small, new study revealed that placing the ubiquitous ear buds or other headphones too close to the...
  • Now a pacemaker to keep migraine at bay October 21, 2008

    Mumbai: Pacemakers have been used for years to prevent heart attacks, but close to 40 people world-wide have taken part in a study to use the same technology to deal with migraines. One such a case is 42-year-old Tilak Lodaya, a migraine patient who claims that the technology is helping...
  • Life's a miracle for this judge with 2 pacemakers July 18, 2008

    Mumbai: Seventy-four-year-old Mohini Kapur's hat just about hides her bandages. A retired High Court judge, she is the first Indian to be fitted with two pacemakers – one in her heart and the other in her brain. After a successful surgery and flanked by her family, Mohini is now celebrating...