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  • Medtronic
  • In February 2005 Medtronic, another US based company, issued a public statement regarding its implanted defibrillators which can fail suddenly. (irwinmitchell.com)
  • As many as 750,000 heart devices made by Medtronic PLC contain a serious cybersecurity vulnerability that could let an attacker with sophisticated insider knowledge harm a patient by altering programming on an implanted defibrillator, company and federal officials said Thursday. (startribune.com)
  • The Homeland Security Department, which oversees security in critical U.S. infrastructure including medical devices, issued an alert Thursday describing two types of computer-hacking vulnerabilities in 16 different models of Medtronic implantable defibrillators sold around the world, including some still on the market today. (startribune.com)
  • Medtronic, run from offices in Fridley, says the risk of physical harm to defibrillator patients appears to be low, even though one of the two issues described by Homeland Security was assigned a CVSS base score of 9.3 out of 10. (startribune.com)
  • Doctors placed wires for a Medtronic defibrillator in a patient in this file photo from June 2005, watching the placement with the help of an xray fluoroscope. (startribune.com)
  • Medtronic officials say affected defibrillators contain a feature that shuts down wireless communications upon receiving unusual commands. (startribune.com)
  • Ben Ransford, CEO of medical-device security firm Virta Labs, said he agreed with the assessments of Medtronic and federal officials that the vulnerabilities in the Medtronic defibrillators were not serious enough to warrant replacement. (startribune.com)
  • But Ransford did say it was surprising that issues like the ones in Thursday's advisory continue to crop up in Medtronic defibrillators, since this variety of vulnerability has been known since 2008. (startribune.com)
  • A decade ago Ransford was part of a team of researchers that tested a bacon-wrapped Medtronic Maximo defibrillator and came to the surprising conclusion that it could be hacked. (startribune.com)
  • Key makers of the devices are Medtronic Inc., St. Jude Medical Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. Cameron Health Inc., a closely held medical device company in San Clemente Calif., which sponsored the study, is developing the new defibrillator. (wsj.com)
  • survival
  • Real-world patient survival with defibrillators. (scoop.it)
  • The availability of a defibrillator was central in giving Bernard a chance of survival and, along with his wife Lesley and the support of the PGA and European Tour, he will be championing a campaign to make defibrillators widely accessible at golf courses around the UK. (yahoo.com)
  • procedure
  • Zoll, one of the most well known makers of portable defibrillator products, have devices that make the life saving procedure easy, even for a person with little to no medical training or background. (articlesfactory.com)
  • public
  • Re the Nov. 10 editorial, "Defibrillators: Respect rights of private firms": With respect to the editor's opinion, private firms rely on the public to be successful. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • In addition, the light weight and portable nature of the last defibrillators makes them perfect for storage and use at any number of public venues including schools, gate communities, airports and sporting events. (articlesfactory.com)
  • site
  • The YMCA site director, a teacher, and the school custodian acted in seconds, starting CPR immediately and using the nearby Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillator to save the kindergartner's life. (cardiacscience.com)
  • I also understand that the South Florida Sun-Sentinel offices already have defibrillators on site in case of an emergency. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Study
  • In addition, the study found essentially no difference in death rates among the study participants who did and did not have an implanted defibrillator. (medicinenet.com)
  • clinical
  • Explore this Health Topic to learn more about defibrillators, our role in research and clinical trials to improve health, and where to find more information. (nih.gov)
  • It's terrifying to see someone dying in front of you, and people may panic or be scared to use a defibrillator or try CPR," explained Dr. Dana Peres Edelson, an assistant professor and director of clinical research at the Emergency Resuscitation Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center. (drugs.com)
  • provide
  • Philips advanced life support monitors/defibrillator with manual and AED capabilities seamlessly provide industry-leading monitoring, superb diagnostics for confident decision-making, and proven life-saving therapy without wasting critical time. (philips.com)
  • Chicago's O'Hare International and Midway Airports were the first airports in the United States to provide defibrillators to employees. (emergencycareforyou.org)
  • people
  • The defibrillators in our parks are simple to use, the machine gives clear spoken instructions and can be used effectively and safely by people who have had no prior training. (belfastcity.gov.uk)
  • Romeoville businesses and facilities that employ or serve more than 50 people at a given time must possess an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine on the premises. (chicagotribune.com)