First MRI-Safe CRT-D Devices Approved

Friday, February 5, 2016

Source: MedPage Today

The FDA approved the Amplia and Compia MRI Quad cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) SureScan devices for heart failure patients, manufacturer Medtronic announced on Friday morning.

Both devices are the first CRT-Ds approved that will be safe with subsequent MRI scanning throughout the body. Cardiac resynchronization therapy had previously been contraindicated for MRI scanning due to a possible interaction between the devices.

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