FDA Approves Second Generation MRI-Friendly Pacemaker System

Medtronic Advisa

Medtronic announced today that the FDA had approved its Advisa DR MRI SureScan, a next generation pacemaker system specifically designed and tested for use with MRI scanners. The system, which Medtronic said would be launched immediately, includes the Advisa MRI device and two CapSureFix MRI SureScan leads.  Click here to read the full post on Forbes….

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Unrecognized MI: More Prevalent And Dangerous Than Previously Suspected

Unrecognized myocardial infarction (UMI) is more prevalent, and is associated with a worse prognosis, than may be generally understood, according to a new study published in JAMA. Studying an elderly (67-93 years of age) population in Iceland, Erik Schelbert and colleagues used ECG and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) to detect UMI. CMR was more effective than…

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