Tag Archives: ICD

I Really Love Technology

September 29, 2010

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This isn’t the first time you will hear me say that “I Really Love Technology.”  But it’s true.  In March of this year, I got a chance to remember how technology has saved my life.  I had my first defibrillator replaced at that time.  I got a shiny new Medtronic Virtuoso II unit.  And things were fine […]

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Wireless Security, In My Chest

March 2, 2010

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Tomorrow is the big day.  I will be getting a new implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).  It’s been almost eight years since my original implantation.  So technology has changed.  As noted before, I’ll be getting a Medtronic Virtuoso.  And this device comes equipped with wireless management technology. The potential benefits of using wireless technologies in this application are staggering. […]

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It’s Time for a System Upgrade

February 6, 2010

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I’ve been in systems work for almost thirty years.  And in each of those years, annual budgets have always included upgrades to pre-existing systems and technologies.  For some companies, that refresh cycle is every thirty-six months.  For some companies, it is extended to every sixty months.  In my case, that cycle has been 90 months. […]

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