implantable devices

March 18, 2019

Among the 1.7 million patients implanted globally every year with heart defibrillators and pacemakers, postoperative infections are a major concern.

picture of fluoroscopy showing patient heart procedure of patient Debbie Davis
July 16, 2018

During assessment of a hip injury, patient Debbie Davis was found to have a failing aortic valve.

June 27, 2018

About 30 years ago, doctors started putting implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in patients who had survived a sudden cardiac arrest.

June 6, 2018

In April, Ed Ward, 74, became the first patient on the West Coast to receive a test device implanted in his heart to reduce the symptoms of heart failure. Dr.

picture of Russell Hollek
March 15, 2018

A UW Medicine surgeon performed a landmark procedure this week, implanting tiny, steroid-releasing devices in a patient’s sinuses to reduce the recurrence of nasal polyps. It was the device’s first West Coast deployment and the third such U.S.

February 5, 2018

In a study of nearly 6,000 patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure, the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) was associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent hospitalization.

UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is enrolling patients in a clinical trial that may be the final threshold to a new standard of care for aortic-valve replacement. 

In the 1980s, cardiologists recognized that patients with heart failure – a poor quality of blood-pumping that can persist for years – were also more likely to die suddenly of cardiac arrest. 

An international team led by researchers at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering  at the University of Washington is one of three finalists in a race to produce an implantable wireless device that

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