Medical Devices

Medical devices are tools and products that are used for medical purposes like performing surgeries, diagnosing diseases and administering therapies.

Information Guides

When Things Go Wrong

This series of informational guides details medical devices that help people with specific medical conditions.

  • Cochlear Implant

    A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that provides a sense of sound to a person with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss.

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  • Glucose Monitor

    A blood glucose monitor helps a patient with diabetes measure their blood glucose levels as a routine part of their day so that they know how much insulin they need to take or how much they need to eat in order to keep their levels in the normal range.

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  • Internal Cardio Defibrillator and Pacemaker

    An internal cardiac defibrillator or pacemaker can help to control the heart rate and prevent a sudden cardiac arrest from occurring.

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