Medtronic Gets CE Mark for ICDS

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Source: FierceMedicalDevice

Medtronic ($MDT) received a CE mark for two implantable defibrillators that can not only shock the heart to prevent irregular heart rhythms, but also detect atrial fibrillation, a warning sign of stroke. Medtronic said afib increases patient risk of stroke by a factor of 5, and risk of heart failure by a factor of 3.

The company says its Visia AF and Visia AF MRI SueScan single-chamber ICDs have a proprietary algorithm for detecting afib (AF), the most common heart rhythm disorder in the world, as well as estimating its duration and severity and remotely alerting physicians of its presence.

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