Relation of the intraoperative defibrillation threshold
to successive postoperative defibrillation with an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
The Atlas(R)+ HF CRT-D, with 36 joules of delivered energy, is the world's most powerful resynchronization device and provides increased safety margins for patients with -- or likely to develop -- high defibrillation thresholds
InSync Sentry also offers 35 joules of delivered energy, which is important because studies have indicated that heart failure patients sometimes require more energy to terminate life-threatening arrhythmias, and their defibrillation thresholds
may rise over time.
Additionally, with 32 Joules (stored) and the flexibility of programmable Waveforms/Shocking Vectors, the Photon(R) Micro DR/VR ICD family affords tremendous therapeutic flexibility for managing patient defibrillation thresholds
New products help ensure effective therapy delivery even for patients with high defibrillation thresholds
, provide additional disease management monitors for heart failure patients or patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest and can be implanted through a smaller incision due to reduced size
With the proprietary DC Fibber(TM) VF Induction, Photon Micro DR/VR ICDs offer a fast, efficient way to assess device performance and patient defibrillation thresholds
(DFTs), by delivering a single, direct current pulse through the high voltage electrodes.