Everyone’s experienced it: the feeling you get after running very fast. Your heart rate is up, you are short of breath and can feel dizzy or faint. For most people, the feeling goes away after a few moments of rest. But for Brandon Cobia, this was not the case. The Alabama resident and father of two had been living for months with a resting heart rate of 170-180, which is similar to the heart rate of someone who has just completed a 26.2 mile marathon. Within a six-month period, he endured several procedures to correct his condition, called atrial tachycardia, which is a type of arrhythmia known as a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).

Medical Technology Saves and Improves Lives

Medical technology is used at different points along the disease continuum and provides earlier diagnosis, improved surgical methods, and innovations in disease management.

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She saw the potential to improve outcomes for her patients.

Dr. Korey Hood was working with pediatric diabetes patients when he noticed the classic symptoms of the disease in himself. Today, medical technology helps him confidently and effectively manage his treatment.


Studies show that AFib patients who undergo catheter ablation have a risk of stroke that is less than half that of patients on medications alone.

Tracy Glass

Few things are more devastating to an artist than going blind. But that is exactly what was happening to Tracy Glass in her early 50’s.

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The moment my doctor turned on the DBS system is a day I will never forget.

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Glorida Moss didn't want to undergo open-heart surgery. So she found a medtech alternative, known as a transcatheter aoritc valve replacement.

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After suffering the debilitating side effects of an essential tremor for years, a novel medical device helps Kelly reclaim her life and work.

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Without innovative medical technology and the courage of her doctors and family, Iman Dorty’s son Liam might have never known his mother.