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PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW

  • Providing innovative implantable devices and leads designed to improve outcomes and reduce heart failure hospitalizations
  • Offering multiple industry-leading technologies for comprehensive arrhythmia management
  • Reducing patient and hospital costs through wireless telemetry and improved patient monitoring

 

 

THE EVOLUTION OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA TREATMENT

Cardiac arrhythmias place a heavy burden on health care systems worldwide. Atrial tachycardia (AT) and atrial fibrillation (AF) result in significant cost to health care systems.1 Patients with AT and AF are at an increased risk for stroke, dementia, heart failure and death,2 and ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) are fatal without treatment. An estimated 4 million patients die from sudden cardiac death worldwide, and half of those deaths are attributed to VT alone.2

At Abbott, we offer a portfolio of products to help you provide cost-effective and complete arrhythmia management, including wireless telemetry pacemakers, leads with the first insulation created specifically for cardiac use and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) with diagnostic algorithms for continuous monitoring.

PRODUCTS IN THIS PORTFOLIO
the Assurity Family Leads
THE WORLD’S SMALLEST, LONGEST-LASTING WIRELESS MRI PACEMAKER*

The Assurity MRI™ pacemaker and Tendril MRI™ lead are designed specifically to allow full-body, 1.5T MRI scans.** Wireless remote monitoring and other safety features are designed for fewer complications and greater patient comfort.

See the many advantages and premium features of the Assurity MRI™ pacemaker

*Among pacemakers < 15cc in total volume; as of February 1, 2017. St. Jude Medical. (2016). St. Jude Medical Research Report: Competitive Product Review: Wireless Pacemakers. No. 60082151. 
​**See MRI Ready Systems Manual for information regarding specific models of MRI Ready leads and associated parameters. 

 

DEDICATED TO EXCEPTIONAL CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

At Abbott, responsible and visionary clinical leadership helps us reduce the cost of health care, lessening the impact of epidemic disease on patients and their families. In the area of cardiac arrhythmia management, we dedicate our clinical leadership efforts to:

  • Designing and facilitating comprehensive, robust and globally relevant analysis and clinical studies
  • Reducing mortality rates and decreasing hospitalizations while improving quality of life
  • Improving product performance and eliminating inappropriate shocks

Our clinical successes allow us to offer an unparalleled portfolio of cardiac arrhythmia management products.

CREATING AFFORDABLE SOLUTIONS

ICDs and pacemakers with wireless telemetry for use in remote monitoring can help reduce costs associated with arrhythmia management, including the number of total hospital and emergency room visits,3 the mean length of hospital stay4 and cost per patient.5 Our arrhythmia management products provide the flexibility and reliability you need to improve clinical success and help you keep hospital and patient costs to a minimum.

 

 

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REFERENCES
1. Estes, N. A., Sacco, R. L., Al-Khatib, S. M., Ellinor, P. T., Bezanson, J., Alonso, A., … Benjamin, E. J. (2011). American Heart Association atrial fibrillation research summit: A conference report from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 124, 363-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0b013e318224b037
2. John, R. M., Tedrow, U. B., Koplan, B. A., Albert, C. M., Epstein, L. M., Sweeney, M. O., … Stevenson, W. G. (2012). Ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The Lancet, 380(9852), 1520-1529. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61413-5
3. Perego. G., Landolina, M., Lunati, M., Curnis. A., Guenzati, G., Balla, E., … , Marzegalli, M. (2012, May). Remote monitoring reduces healthcare utilization and improves quality of care in heart failure patients with implantable defibrillator: The EVOLVO study. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, Boston, MA
4. Crossley, G. H., Boyle, A., Vitense, H., Chang, Y., Mead, R. H., & CONNECT Investigators. (2011). The CONNECT (Clinical Evaluation of Remote Notification to Reduce Time to Clinical Decision) trial: The value of wireless remote monitoring with automatic clinician alerts. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 57 (10), 1181-1189. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.12.012
5. Sutton, B., Zigler, J., Gopinathannair, R., Deam, G., & Graver, R. (2013, May). Improved health outcomes and cost-savings with remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, Denver, CO. Retrospective claims analysis of Medicare 5% sample Limited Data Set Standard Analytical Files claims and enrollment data across all manufacturers.

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