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15-minute-old baby gets an implanted pacemaker | On Call

February 16, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Stanford surgeons implant a pacemaker into a 15-minute-old baby born with heart disease.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Stanford surgeons implanted a pacemaker into the heart of a 15-minute-old baby girl who was born with a dangerously low heart rate.

A team of 20 doctors implanted the device into the infant just minutes after she was born, 9 weeks premature, making her one of the youngest pacemaker recipients in the world.

Boston Scientific launches nerve stimulation trial | On Call

September 30, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Boston Scientific begins enrollment for its NECTAR-HF clinical trial of chronic vagal nerve stimulation for heart therapy.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL —Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) enrolled the first patients into the NECTAR-HF clinical study testing chronic vagal nerve stimulation as a therapy for heart failure patients.

Health record breach at Stanford exposes thousands of patients | On Call

September 9, 2011 by MassDevice staff

A patient medical record breach at Stanford Hospital left thousands of patient records exposed on a commercial website for nearly a year.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Thousands of patient medical records from Stanford Hospital containing names and diagnosis codes were publicly exposed on a commercial website for nearly a year before being caught last month.

About 20,000 emergency room patient records were exposed on a website aimed at helping students find financial aid for school since Sept. 9, 2010 as a downloadable attachment.