Some Challenges and Their Solutions for Implantable Medical Devices

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Deepa Mahajan (Boston Scientific)
Implantable medical devices, in particular, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), provide lifesaving therapies to the patients with ventricular tachyarrhythmia/ ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF). The ICD therapies are in the form of anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) or high voltage shocks. The remote monitoring systems for ICDs collect large quantities of data that present opportunities and challenges to patient management and clinical research. One of the challenges of this industry is inappropriate shocks for non-ventricular arrhythmias (non VT/VF). The presentation will go into some detail to discuss the challenges and their solution with respect to reducing inappropriate shocks.

Deepa Mahajan works as a Principal Research Scientist at Boston Scientific, CRV. She is responsible for the initiations, design, development, execution, and implementation of scientific research projects. She is with Boston Scientific for over 4 years now. She holds PhD in Applied Mathematics with a focus on Numerical Analysis, minor in Statistics from University of Minnesota in 2007. She has applied for over 15 patents and presented her work at a leading international cardiovascular meeting. She serves in the Editorial Advisory board of Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI).