epicardial lead

epicardial lead

Myocardial lead Cardiology A pacing lead placed on the epicardium. See Lead.
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Echocardiography and cardiac computed tomography angiography were ordered to evaluate patency of his cardiovascular structures, given his history of congenital heart disease, prior pulmonary artery stenosis requiring arterioplasty, retained epicardial lead, and the symptoms described.
This patient may have otherwise had to go for an epicardial lead due to the lack of placement options, but the X4 lead got into several branches of a narrow anatomy that other leads may not have been able to access," said Dr.
NASDAQ:NPTH) has launched the FASTAC FLEX epicardial lead implant tool after the first human use of the FasTac(R) Flex tool occurred in April.
Based on more recent discussions with customers it now appears that the Fastac Flex will be launched through the customers' sales forces at the same time the Myopore Rx(TM), Enpath's new steroid eluting epicardial lead, is available for sale in the US, which the company anticipates will be in the first quarter of 2005.
It also helps in optimizing epicardial lead placement during cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Activation time, repolarization time, and activation-recovery interval (ARI) as a marker of local repolarization duration, were determined in each epicardial lead as the minimum of the potential time derivative during the QRS, maximum of the potential time derivative during ST-T, and the period between the two, respectively.
Also, in respect to the FDA and best utilization of the Agency's time, we made the decision that our R&D resources would be better utilized focusing on the development of our next generation product that will improve and simplify the placement of an epicardial lead.
We believe these new surgical tools will enable surgeons to routinely perform small-incision cardiac procedures, including multi-vessel coronary revascularizations, epicardial lead placements, heart valve replacements and repairs and surgical ablation.
Minimally invasive left ventricular epicardial lead placement: surgical techniques for heart failure resynchronization therapy.
Kappa(R) 900 pacemaker system -- Marquis(R) DR and VR implantable cardioverter-defibrillator systems -- Medtronic CareLink(TM) Network -- CareLink(TM) 2090 programmer -- RF Contactr(TM) ablation catheter -- Epicardial Lead Implant Tool -- InSync ICD(R) cardiac resynchronization system for heart failure -- InSync Marquis(R) ICD (in Europe) -- Attain(TM) Over-the-Wire left-heart lead -- LifePak(R) 20 automated external defibrillator (AED) -- LifePak(R) CR Plus AED (for home use)
Sales of the CE-approved steroid epicardial lead in Europe continue to improve and reorders have exceeded original expectations.