The life of an Edina boy is being remembered through the sport he loved best. Eight-year-old Quinn Kirsch died from a heart condition one year ago this week. He was the youngest of four brothers. Quinn loved his Irish heritage and ice hockey. When Quinn was two, doctors detected a hole in his heart and a pacemaker was implanted.
St. Jude Medical says it will announce Monday that it received European approval to market the first pacemaker that does not require wires to attach to the heart. The first-of-a-kind device was developed by California-based startup, Nanostim, with funding from St. Jude.
WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak’s aunt Barbara passed away earlier this year, and his aunt Connie passed in 2009. Both were life-long nurses, and each chose to donate their body to science instead of being buried or cremated. It’s an option few people consider or even know about.
As the youngest of four brothers, Quinn Kirsch had to be energetic. But early in life, that was a struggle.
Cats and dogs can get heart problems just like people and while it’s fairly easy to implant pacemakers in dogs, it’s very tricky and dangerous in cats.
A federal judge in Delaware has ruled that certain heart pacemakers sold by Medtronic Inc. do not infringe patents claimed by rival medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp.
Twin Cities-based Medtronic has received government approval for the first heart pacemaker designed to be safely used with MRI scanners.