Archive - Feb 20, 2018

Archive - Feb 20, 2018

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Carmel, IN, Survivor Shares Story as Bolt for the Heart Donates 90 AEDs to Indiana State Police

CARMEL, IN--Jeff Utzinger frequently runs through his neighborhood to stay healthy, but ironically it nearly killed him.

The Carmel resident suffered a cardiac arrest during a run in June 2017, crumpling to the ground unconscious as his heart failed to pump blood to the rest of his body. Without intervention, death usually happens within minutes.

Cybersecurity For Implantable Devices: What Should You Know?

The potential for hacking cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and defibrillators may be a growing problem for patients and health care providers, according to an article by ACC's Electrophysiology Section Council published Feb. 20 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Adrian M. Baranchuk, MD, FACC, et al., examine the risk of hacking cardiac devices and provide an outline of what can be done to improve cybersecurity from the standpoint of manufacturers, government and professional societies, and physicians and patients.

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