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Battery-less pacemaker powered by heartbeats developed

February 22, 2019 9:57 pm

Since surgery to replace the battery can lead to complications, including infection and bleeding, various researchers have tried to build pacemakers that use the natural energy of heartbeats as an alternative energy source.

New device harvests heart's energy to power life-saving implants

February 05, 2019 10:24 pm

Millions of people rely on pacemakers, defibrillators and other live-saving implantable devices powered by batteries that need to be replaced every five to 10 years.

Novel pacemakers can be powered with light

December 14, 2018 7:38 pm

They started with one of their own designs previously used to stimulate neurons, but made the mesh thinner to easily wrap around the heart and strewed tiny nanowires across its surface to attach to cardiac cells.

Smartphone-sized device to monitor your pacemaker at home

March 20, 2016 3:03 pm

The device provides fully automatic transmission of vital information from a patient's cardiac implant to their physician.

Soon, battery-free pacemakers powered by your heart

November 02, 2015 1:59 pm

The advancement is based upon a system that converts vibrational energy — created inside the chest by each heartbeat — into electricity to power the pacemaker.

Doctors at city hospital implant pacemaker on a 102-year-old lady

December 05, 2014 4:32 pm

The hospital claimed that this was first ever reported case of implant on a woman aged 102 years in India.

3D heart sock could replace pacemaker

March 27, 2014 4:01 pm

The heart sock could be used to identify critical regions that indicate the origin of conditions such as arrhythmias, ischemia or heart failure.

New 'pacemaker' device could treat sleep apnea

September 24, 2013 3:45 pm

Central sleep apnea is dangerous as the brain's signals telling the body to breathe get interrupted.

‘New pacemaker can decrease mortality rate’

June 08, 2009 5:04 am

Addressing the issue of heart failure and preventive measures,Dr H K Bali,director,cardiology,Fortis Hospital...