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Profile of St. Jude Medical's Allure Quadra quadripolar pacemaker system for cardiac resynchronization therapy.
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PMID:  25418543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Congestive heart failure is a major public health epidemic and economic burden in the USA and worldwide. Cardiac resynchronization therapy is an effective therapy for treating congestive heart failure in conjunction with pharmacologic therapy. The average congestive heart failure admission costs approximately US$ 8 billion annually. Current cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems from various manufacturers deliver therapy-utilizing bipolar leads including the left ventricle, with electrode spacing ranging from 8 to 22 mm. The Quartet LV™ lead model 1458Q (St. Jude Medical Sylmar, CA) is a quadripolar lead with a 4.0 Fr. tip electrode and three 4.7 Fr. ring electrodes located 20, 30 and 47 mm from the tip. The Quartet lead and Allure Quadra TM allows 14 pacing configurations, providing benefits, including reductions in phrenic nerve stimulation, reduced pacing thresholds, improved battery longevity and potential reductions, in non-responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy. In addition, there is cost benefit data from utilizing quadripolar technology compared with traditional bipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Raffaele Corbisiero; David Muller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of medical devices     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1745-2422     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
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Created Date:  2014-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230445     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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