active fixation lead

Active Fixation Lead

A term of art for a pacing lead with a specialised tip—e.g., a corkscrew—which allows it to be anchored in the endocardium, reducing the risk of displacement.

active fixation lead

Cardiac pacing A pacing lead with a mechanism at the tip–eg a corkscrew which is anchored in the endocardium, ↓ the risk of displacement. See Lead.
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clinical trials on a new steroid active fixation lead, the Tendril(R) DX leads developed by St.
The new ENDOTAK RELIANCE active fixation lead is a great complement to our strong lineup of implantable defibrillation products," said Fred McCoy, president, Guidant Cardiac Rhythm Management.
announced today the US market release of the RETROX active fixation lead family.
RETROX joins BIOTRONIK's premium market-released Fractal lead family, POLYROX, as the first state-of-the-art Fractal active fixation lead.
Active fixation leads with steroid eluting (n=102, 53%), passive fixation leads with steroid eluting (n=80, 42%) were used in the majority of the patients.
Active fixation leads are much easier to stabilize and more easily provide acceptable pacing and sensing indices when underlying anatomy is altered.
i) Previously approved Medtronic MR-Conditional leads are active fixation leads, which fasten directly into the cardiac tissue.
The Safio active fixation leads are the thinnest MRI-conditional pacing leads currently available on the market today, with a flexible distal end, fractal coating and steroid elution to ensure optimal electrical performance and a stable fixation.
Active fixation leads are held in place by screws into the heart's lining and almost never fall out.
6 F), Safio S are active fixation leads with a flexible distal end, fractal coating and steroid elution to ensure optimal electrical performance and a stable fixation.