News | December 17, 2014

St. Jude Medical Gains CE Mark Approval for MultiPoint Pacing Pacemaker

Study data indicates 19-percent improvement in responder rates for cardiac resynchronization therapy patients at 12 months.

December 17, 2014 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval of the Quadra Allure MP cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P). The Quadra Allure MP is a quadripolar CRT-P with the MultiPoint Pacing option, a technology that has been shown to enhance patients’ response to CRT, potentially improving quality of life for patients with heart failure.

The MultiPoint Pacing capability allows physicians to program simultaneous or sequential delivery of two LV pulses at two different anatomical locations on the left side of the heart per pacing cycle, rather than the standard single pacing pulse, which can result in more effective resynchronization, potentially leading to better clinical outcomes compared to single site pacing.

A recent study demonstrates that MultiPoint Pacing technology may be particularly beneficial in patients not responding to traditional bi-ventricular pacing therapy, which accounts for approximately one third of the total population of patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The technology, developed by St. Jude Medical, has demonstrated a 19-percent improvement in responder rates for patients with MultiPoint Pacing at 12 months compared to traditional methods of CRT. Additionally, research found improvement in left-ventricular (LV) function in patients who were already classified as a responder to CRT therapy.

The CE Mark announcement follows data that was presented during the XVI International Symposium on Progress in Clinical Pacing in Rome, Dec. 2 – 5, 2014. Building upon the 19-percent improved responder rate, data shows that MultiPoint Pacing improved LV function for both responders and non-responders compared to traditional CRT. Additionally, a study suggests that multipoint LV pacing may reduce the burden of premature ventricular contractions (PVC), potentially improving the effectiveness of CRT.

“From our initial experience, we think MultiPoint Pacing improves cardiac function, resulting in better resynchronization and could be a further advantage of CRT,” said study investigator Francesco Zanon, M.D., FESC, FHRS, director of the electrophysiology unit department of cardiology from Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital in Rovigo, Italy. “We observed significant improvement over traditional CRT pacing, and therefore believe this technology could have wide application because it is accessible for all CRT implanters.”

For more information: www.sjm.com

Related Content

Mexican Doctors Safely Reuse Donated Pacemakers After Sterilization

Mexican government reports conclude more than half of the population does not have access to social security or private insurance that covers a pacemaker implant, and 44 percent live in poverty. Recycling donated, explanted pacemakers offers a new option for these patients.

News | Pacemakers| November 10, 2017
Mexican doctors have safely reused donated pacemakers after sterilization, shows a study presented at the 30th Mexican...
Pacemakers and Other Cardiac Devices Can Help Solve Forensic Cases
News | Pacemakers| June 20, 2017
Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases, according to a study presented at the European...
Videos | Pacemakers| May 23, 2017
Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine, cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospita
micra leadless pacemaker
Feature | Pacemakers| May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017 - The preliminary results for the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) Post-Approval Regist
Videos | Pacemakers| May 16, 2017
This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the implantation of Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS).
closed loop stimulation, DDD-CLS, ACC17, SPAIN trial
Feature | Pacemakers| March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 — Patients with recurrent fainting episodes (syncope) who received a pacemaker delivering a pacing pro
Micra leadless pacemaker, CMS, medicare reimbursement
News | Pacemakers| March 10, 2017
March, 10, 2017 - Medtronic announced that the U.S.
Medtronic, Micra TPS pacemaker, transcatheter pacing system, global clinical trial, one-year results, ESC 2016
News | Pacemakers| August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced new long-term results from the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System
Medtronic, Micra TPS pacemaker, Global Clinical Trial, Cardiostim 2016
News | Pacemakers| June 09, 2016
Medtronic plc announced new results from the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) Global Clinical Trial in...
Medtronic, Micra TPS, transcatheter pacing system, pacemaker, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, New Jersey first
News | Pacemakers| June 06, 2016
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, part of Meridian CardioVascular Network, is the first hospital in New Jersey to...
Overlay Init