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.
Heart Failure and the Biventricular Pacemaker
WebMD explains when and how a biventricular pacemaker is used as a treatment for heart failure.
Heart Failure and the LVAD
A left ventricular assist device -- also called an LVAD -- can help a heart weakened by heart failure.
Heart Disease and the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
WebMD explains how a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is used to treat heart disease.
Erectile Dysfunction and Vacuum Constriction Devices
WebMD explains how a vacuum constriction device can be used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Workout Devices Get Rated
Experts argue the pros and cons of the latest exercise equipment.
Small Wonders: Micro-Machines in Medicine
In the 19th century, the tools of progress were coal, oil, and steel. In the 21st century, they will be atoms, microscopic tubes carrying drugs, and miniature disease-fighting robots, say small-thinking scientists with big ideas.
Minding Your Own Medical Business
More and more, high-tech medical gadgets and gizmos are able to do some of the thinking for you when it comes to keeping track of your health. They're called smart devices -- but you don't have to be a dummy to use them.
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.