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Know Your Heart and Your Pacemaker Now and Forever

Mary F. Mulcahy | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary F. Mulcahy

Since the implantation of the first pacemaker, these devices have saved thousands of lives. They cannot, or course, fend off death forever. Patients should have the option of deactivating their devices to avoid painful shocks at death -- a time so many hope will be peaceful.

Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too)

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

We are familiar with the threat that cyber-crime poses to the computers around us -- however, we have not yet prepared for the threat it may pose to the computers inside of us.

Headphones Can Interfere With Heart Devices, Study Shows

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — Have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator? Don't keep your iPod earbuds in your shirt pocket or draped around your neck _ eve...

Medtronic Pulls Defibrillation Leads

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Medtronic (MT) is stopping distribution of wires that connect some of its defibrillators to patients' hearts after learning they may have contributed ...