Advisa MRI Combines Advanced Pacing Technology With Proven MRI Access.
The Advisa MRI SureScan pacing system is Medtronic’s second-generation MR-conditional pacemaker and is the first system to combine the most advanced pacing technology with proven MRI access. It received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in February 2013.
Medtronic’s Advisa MRI pacing system provides physicians with innovative technology that will benefit their patients, including the MVP (Managed Ventricular Pacing) algorithm, which is proven to reduce unnecessary ventricular pacing. Additional Advisa features include:
- Complete automaticity with Ventricular and Atrial Capture Management (VCM and ACM) to eliminate manual threshold checks and extend longevity of the device by up to one year.
- Diagnostics, such as the Cardiac Compass Report, and AF management tools that assist physicians in the early detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation.
- Remote monitoring via Medtronic’s CareLink Network, which transmits comprehensive arrhythmia and diagnostic device data to a physician’s clinic.
- Rate Drop Response that identifies abrupt cardiac slowing and responds by pacing the heart at an elevated rate, which may reduce the frequency of syncope (fainting) in patients with apparent cardio-inhibitory vasovagal syncope., 
- High upper tracking rate to provide pacing support at higher heart rates for active and younger patients.
This system is the latest addition to a growing number of Medtronic devices, which are designed for MRI access, including the SynchroMed II programmable drug infusion system available worldwide and the SureScan neurostimulation systems for the management of chronic pain that are available in Europe. In addition, SureScan pacing systems — including Advisa MRI — are available worldwide.
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