BIOTRONIK’s Ilesto 7 ICD’s and CRT-D’s that feature ProMRI technology received CE Mark clearance from European authorities. The devices are meant to be MRI compatible and have an impressively long battery life (up to 11.5 years for the single chamber ICD and 7.5 years for the CRT-D). From the press release:
In addition to the enhanced diagnostic potential and longevity advantages of the new Ilesto 7 series, the devices’ optimized shape and the new DF4 connector provide a number of important benefits for both physicians and patients. Patients also benefit from secure remote monitoring via BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring®.
Dr. Leonardo Calò from the Polyclinic Casilino, Rome, Italy, reports, “Patients feel more comfortable post implant. They leave with peace of mind knowing that they will be constantly monitored via BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring®, that they will receive an in-office follow-up when needed, that their physicians can initiate their therapy at a very early stage, and that they will receive the right treatment. They also know that they can undergo the most advanced diagnostic procedure available today as a result of having an ICD or CRT-D with BIOTRONIK´s ProMRI®technology.”