Medtronic Vva CRT-P is a new breed of devices that automatically adapts to patient needs, continuously optimising therapy.

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The Pumping Marvellous Foundation – the UK’s heart failure charity

Medtronic Inc has announed the European launch of its newest cardiac resynchronisation therapy-pacemaker, Viva(R) CRT-P. The Viva CRT-P is not approved for sale in the United States at the moment.

The Viva CRT-P includes the Medtronic-exclusive AdaptivCRT(R) software, which is the only algorithm demonstrated to improve heart failure patients’ response to the therapy and reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (as compared to conventional biventricular therapy).

The AdaptivCRT algorithm works by preserving normal heart rhythms and automatically adjusting to the patient’s needs every minute, creating a customised therapy for each patient.

Viva CRT-P also features advanced diagnostics tools, such as OptiVol(R) Fluid Status Monitoring and Cardiac Compass(R) Report, which provide unmatched levels of insight into patients’ physiological condition. These tools are proven to identify patients at risk for rehospitalisation within 30 days of discharge, a critical quality measure.

“The diagnostic capabilities of this smart device help improve function throughout the continuum of care,” said David Steinhaus, M.D., vice president and general manager, Heart Failure, and medical director for the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management business at Medtronic. “This represents a win for both patients and physicians and, when coupled with additional longevity, provides another layer of distinct value over a longer period.”

Sounds like a winner overall especially with it’s new adaptive technology.

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