Developing New Pacemaker Technology

Texas Heart Institute’s Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations team has been working over the last several years with partners at Rice University and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to improve pacemaker technology – a commonly used, but relatively unchanged device that helps to control abnormal heart rhythms.

Pacemaker technology currently in use today is relatively old. Doctors and engineers at THI are committed to developing new pacing devices that will eliminate the need for batteries and wires, and most importantly, lessen the pain of the electrical pulse that is delivered by a pacemaker to keep the heart pumping.

The wireless and leadless pacemaker could improve patient outcomes and quality of life for patients with irregular heart rhythm conditions.