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Heart Health in the News – Nano Pacemaker Implanted Sans Surgery

There is some recent heart health news right in Vasomedical’s back yard on Long Island: this month, doctors implanted a nano pacemaker into a local patient’s heart, the device was so small (about the size of a quarter) that it did not require surgery.

According to the Newsday report, the nano is a miniature self-contained device that has no wires and it only requires a minimally invasive procedure to insert. The device is routed into the right ventricle, a chamber in the heart, using a catheter inserted in the femoral vein of the leg by a specialist in electrophysiology. Over time, scar tissue grows over the implant and secures it in place. The device is a product of St. Jude Medical, a Minnesota-based medical device maker, and it is called Nanostim. It is currently being tested for safety and efficacy in a national multicenter clinical trial.

One of the most impressive things about this procedure: the patient was in and out of the hospital in less than 24 hours.

According to the piece, “more than 4 million patients globally have pacemakers, and 700,000 new patients receive one annually.” If approved, this device could potentially revolutionize the current pacemaker insertion procedures that are used frequently to treat patients who suffer from arrhythmias, when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.

At Vasomedical, we look forward to seeing how other non-invasive procedures can transform heart heath treatments and we always like to be aware of the latest industry happenings.

Tell us, what do you think of this new pacemaker?

Local Spotlight on EECP Therapy: Long Island Appreciates the Natural Alternative

A segment on “Long Island Naturally” on News 12 Long Island featured EECP Therapy. As Long Island is our home base here at Vasomedical, we were thrilled to see EECP Therapy touted on our TVs.

Commonly recognized as one of the best kept secrets in modern medicine, Dr. Lawson, Dr. Hui and their patients spoke to News12 Correspondent, Mary Mucci, about the benefits of the treatment, noting how the treatment can restore heart function without the risk and high cost of surgery.

During the segment, patient Carl Montalbano noted he “decided to give [EECP Therapy] a shot as he had tried everything else” and as a result of undergoing the treatment he now “feels like the energizer bunny.” We love testimonials because they truly show the live changing impact EECP Therapy has on patients’ lives.

Tell us: have you seen EECP Therapy in your local community? Watch the full segment here and let us know what you think:

http://longisland.news12.com/multimedia/long-island-naturally-bypass-surgery-alternative-1.7507674