Medical Devices Directory
Many impressive and intricate medical devices help make health care efficient. From robotics to implantable devices, medical devices can treat conditions, assist in everyday activities, and even perform surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how medical devices are used, which types exist and which are in the works, and much more.
Erectile Dysfunction and Vacuum Constriction Devices
WebMD explains how a vacuum constriction device can be used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Heart Failure and the Biventricular Pacemaker
WebMD explains when and how a biventricular pacemaker is used as a treatment for heart failure.
Sleep Apnea Mouth Devices: Mouth Guards, MAD, and More
WebMD describes the different types of mouth devices used to treat sleep apnea including CPAP and mouth guards.
Inhaled Treatment for COPD
Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inhaled medications can reduce COPD symptoms. Get the facts about inhalers and nebulizers.
Implantable Devices for Heart-Failure Treatment
Technological breakthroughs are changing the course of heart-failure treatment -- but doubts remain about how many people will benefit in the near future.
Antique medicines contained everything from arsenic to opium -- and promised instant cures.
Devices for Living Easier with Arthritis
From the kitchen to the bedroom, here is WebMD's room-by-room guide to easier living with arthritis.
Easy Listening: Hearing Devices for a Muffled World
In addition to hearing aids, there are a number of assistive listening devices that can be used to improve hearing. This article talks about low-tech and hi-tech options.