Ian Burkhart_thumbnail.jpg

Ian Burkart is not only a firm believer in the promise and power of medical technology, he embodies it.

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).

Korey Hood describes how medical technology innovations have impacted his diabetes treatment


Three million Americans suffer from a little-known condition called atrial fibrillation, or afib, making it the most common form of heart rhythm disorder in the U.S.

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.

Photo of Jonathan

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

Image of Gloria

90-year-old Floridian undergoes transcatheter heart valve replacement.

Photo of Kelly

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

Image of Iman

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

Abiomed Impella

Noel was told he had a 20 percent chance of surviving, but innovative medical technology beat those odds.