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Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.


A heavy metal shown to cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, and even death in children.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 3 to 4 million children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 1978. The number has now been reduced to several hundred thousand, but elevated lead levels in blood is still the leading environmentally induced illness in children.

Federal law that went into effect in 1996 requires sellers and landlords of properties built before 1978 (when lead-based paint became illegal) to do the following before any contract or lease becomes final:

1. Provide a copy of the EPA booklet, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.”
2. Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.
3. Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.
4. Include an attachment to the contract or lease (or language inserted in the lease itself) that includes a lead warning statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements.
5. Provide home buyers a 10-day period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.

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The pacemaker system must be removed in cases of endocarditis caused by infected pacemaker lead.
It usually occurs after medial intrathoracic puncture of the subclavian vein and results in damaging of the pacemaker lead body by entrapment within the costoclavicular ligament and/or the subclavian muscle (3, 4).
Facility is First in Canada to Bring the Clinical Advantages of Mechanical Lead Extraction to Patients Requiring Pacemaker Lead Removal
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European CE Mark approvals of the new Tendril(R) ST model 1788 lead, a new pacemaker lead whose thin structure is designed for easier implantation.
The new technology may open additional opportunities and augment the product offering we have previously announced, including an RF filter for MRI safety licensed from Johns Hopkins University, an MRI safe fiber-optic pacemaker lead, and an MRI safe defibrillator lead," stated Michael Weiner, CEO of Biophan.
Under some MRI test sequences and with some pacemaker lead layouts, a signal approaching 1 volt at this speed can potentially induce a heartbeat of 300 beats per minute.
The tip from one last pacemaker lead was left in place because it was heavily embedded in scar tissue at the apex of the heart.
This is a particularly worrisome problem if the implantable pacemaker lead has problems, including wear or other defects that impede optimal current flow, such as corrosion or partial breakage.
And Spectranetics' pacemaker lead removal system significantly improves clinical success rates for the procedure, while replacing open-chest surgery with a minimally invasive technique.