Technology | June 29, 2006

System Addresses Demand for Defibrillation Energy

Guidant Corp.’s VITALITY HE implantable cardioverter defibrillator combines the small, physiologic profile and exceptional longevity with the capacity to deliver more energy to defibrillate the patient. It also provides excellent diagnostics and fast charge times.
The VITALITY HE offers the advanced functionality of the VITALITY family. Recent usage data suggest that more than half of conventional defibrillators implanted in the U.S. today have higher energy output capability.

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