BIOTRONIK is touting the first implantation of a pacemaker from the newly EU-approved E-Series of the company’s devices. The Enitra 8 HF-T QP is now pacing a woman with a history of failure and complete heart block who received the device at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, UK, according to the company.
The pacemaker has an expected 14 year battery lifetime and features an MRI sensor that automatically switches the device into ProMRI mode that limits functionality while the patient is inside the scanner.
The Enitra line is also quite small, leaving a less visible mark on the patient’s chest and resulting in improved long-term comfort.
Regarding the first implant, Dr. Paul Foley, Consultant Cardiologist during the procedure, noted, “The anatomy of this patient and the venous access presented a particular challenge, so the small size of Enitra and the quadripolar left ventricular lead were paramount in the success of the procedure. I was also personally very impressed with the size and specifications of the device.”