Quality of Life

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As a professional classical musician, Kristen Linfante’s career has always posed challenges. But she never imagined one of those challenges would stem from a debilitating nervous system disorder. Kristen suffers from dysautonomia, estimated to affect 70 million people around the world.


October 29, 2018

Open-heart surgery poses a difficult road to recovery. There are risks of chest wound infection, pneumonia, and blood clotting, all of which are compounded by age and more common in patients who have had open-heart surgery before. So when Herb Thau, at age 84, learned he might need a second open-heart surgery, he felt scared and uncertain.

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.

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

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“It’s amazing that I could go from having such a bad sinus infection to feeling like everything is open. It made such a huge difference, to be able to go into those performances feeling great; feeling like I’m at the top of my game.”

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I can go shopping and I don’t have to seek out the bathroom when I get to where I’m going to shop or have to remember to use the bathroom before I leave.

Quality of Life - Wound Care

The medical technology industry is continually advancing and developing new innovations that improve the health and well-being of patients worldwide.