BIOTRONIK won the CE Mark for the Iforia series cardioverter-defibrillators/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators, the world’s first MRI compatible ICD/CRT devices that use the now common three-in-one DF4 lead connector system. The single chamber Iforia is one of the smallest cardiac implants on the market, yet, like other BIOTRONIK devices, it still features the company’s Home Monitoring technology that regularly sends out patient and device data for physician assessment.
As far as battery life is concerned, the Iforia single chamber ICD should go on for at least 11 years while the Iforia CRT-D promises 7 years of life.
Ching Chi Keong, MD, National Heart Centre Singapore, one of the first implanters, in the announcement said, “With the Iforia series I can provide my patients with a small and highly reliable ICD and CRT-D series. It includes an impressive range of state-of-the-art innovations including ProMRI® and home monitoring. In addition the DF4 technology simplifies the implantation procedure, while the small size of the device makes it more comfortable for the patient and also leads to a better cosmetic result.”