(August 22, 2016) According to the Guernsey Press, “A new model of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) which is resistant to the MRI’s strong magnetic fields has been tested at Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.”
“The Ellipse ICD, developed by US manufacture St Jude Medical, will now be tested in a further 165 patients at 60 MRI centres around the world,” the Guernesy Press reported.
These devices should “shock the heart back into rhythm when it detects a potential cardiac arrest.”
Consultant cardiologist Dr. Roy Gardner, who is leading the trial at the Golden Jubilee, said, “Our first patient’s procedure went very smoothly and provided a great start to an incredibly important project. As such, we are now about to recruit our sixth patient to this study.”
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