BIOTRONIK is releasing in the U.S. its Edora line of pacemakers that come with the firm’s MRI AutoDetect technology. MRI AutoDetect, which makes the Edora SR-T the smallest MR conditional device on the market, is a setting that is enabled by a physician up to fourteen days prior to an MRI scan. When the patient wearing the pacemaker gets close to the magnet, the implant switches into a special safe mode to prevent any abnormal events. After the scan is complete and the patient is out of the scanner, the implant automatically reverts into its normal state.
The smaller Edora SR-T weighs only 21 grams and has a volume of 10 cc, yet may supposedly offer up to 13 years of battery life.
The Edoras also wirelessly connect to BIOTRONIK’s Home Monitoring system that lets cardiologists keep a close eye on their patients, and Closed Loop Stimulation, the what the firm touts as “the most physiological rate response.”
Sopme additional features of the Edora pacemakers according to their product page:
- Event-triggered IEGM transmissions – Enable prompt evaluations for fast and better-informed therapy decisions.
- ProMRI® – allows patients to undergo MRI scanning under specific conditions.
- Closed Loop Stimulation (CLS) – Is a unique physiological rate response modulation that is able to adapt the heart rate in response to both physical and emotional stress.
- Capture Control – Improves patient safety and extends device longevity by automatically adjusting pacing amplitudes.
- Vp Suppression – Follows a natural rhythm and promotes the underlying intrinsic rhythm with on-demand ventricular pacing.
- EasyAV – Facilitates the programming of optimal AV timing.
- SafeSync RF telemetry – Is wandless and saves time when transmitting data reliably at implantation and follow-up.
- Heart Failure Monitor – Enables early detection of changes in patients’ heart failure conditions with the continuous monitoring of clinical parameters.
- TrendView – Displays channels’ electrical trends over the last 240 days, allowing the user to check the system’s stability over time.
- Auto-Initialization – Activates essential pacemaker functions and follow-up data within 10 minutes.
Product page: Edora 8 DR-T/SR-T…