implanted device

implanted device

[im′plant·əd di′vīs]
(electronics)
A resistor or other device that is fabricated within a silicon or other semiconducting substrate by ion implantation.
(medicine)
A heart pacemaker or other medical electronic device that is surgically placed in the body.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The results also support earlier findings that SPRINT can relieve chronic low back pain, leading to improvement in quality of life and reduction in disability, without a permanently implanted device.
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The tip of the lead carries electrical impulses from the ICD to the heart and transmits information from the heart back to the implanted device, added the company.
Salesmen now have more in their bag related to implantable devices so they can offer hospitals, doctors, and patients more choices, thereby increasing the likelihood that customers will select an implanted device. When you have only a few choices it can be very limiting, but as the options grow, there begins to be an exponential growth of opportunity.
According to the company, it has pioneered and commercialised the novel concept of delivering bone graft material in situ into an implanted device in order to fill the biologic void that remains with other spinal fusion systems.
Its investigation confirmed the vulnerabilities of the home transmitter, which could potentially be hacked and used to rapidly deplete an implanted device battery, alter pacing and potentially administer inappropriate and dangerous shocks to a person's heart.
Munoz had been progressing well with the assistance of an implanted medical device, but a transplant was considered to be preferable to long-term reliance on the implanted device and was not the result of a setback in his recovery.
The SA606 can be used to "connect" a cardiac patient's implanted device to the clinic or doctor's office via a standard phone line or cellular phone.
Most interference was oversensing and occurred when the phone was placed directly over the implanted device. Modern digital cell phones generate strong, amplitude modulated fields with pulse repetition rates near the physiologic sensing range.
Until a patient needs an flora implanted device to help with heart function, he or she will be prescribed medications to help lower blood pressure and ease the workload of the heart.
The research focuses on a small implanted device that continuously monitors brain activity using EEG--or electroencephalography--readings.
The reasons are not known, but may include the cost and also reluctance by both doctors and patients to accept a surgically implanted device, especially if the patient is feeling fine and has no symptoms of the underlying problem.