St. Jude Medical Announces CE Mark Approval and Launch of Expanded Selection of Quadripolar Pacing Leads
St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval and launch of three new Quartet™ left ventricular (LV) leads, offering additional electrode spacing options and one new lead shape. The additional spacing combinations are aimed to more effectively target the individual cardiac anatomies of patients who need support from cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-P) and defibrillators (CRT-D).
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Quartet Quadripolar Pacing Leads. Courtesy of St. Jude Medical.
“Heart and blood vessel anatomy vary from patient to patient so having multiple sizes and spacing options with the Quartet quadripolar lead helps me to treat all of my patients in need of cardiac resynchronization therapy. We are now able to place the quadripolar lead in the best possible location for that patient, capturing more cardiac tissue to give heart failure patients the best opportunity to respond,” said Dr. Sami Pakarinen, a cardiologist from Helsinki University Central Hospital in Finland.
Studies have shown that CRT can improve the quality of life for many patients with heart failure. CRT resynchronizes the beating of the heart's lower chambers (ventricles), which often beat out of sync in heart failure patients. The addition of MultiPoint Pacing™ technology enables physicians to program a single Quartet LV lead to pace multiple sites on the left side of the heart, giving the clinician more choices to improve patient response to therapy and reducing the likelihood of costly and invasive lead revision through a second intervention procedure.
“These lead choices allow physicians to identify what lead spacing option will work best for each patient so they can individualize care,” said Philip B. Adamson, M.D., medical director and vice president of medical affairs at St. Jude Medical. “The expanded selection of quadripolar pacing leads reinforces St. Jude Medical’s leadership in quadripolar pacing and heart failure treatment options.”
The newly-approved additional quadripolar lead options are used with next-generation MultiPoint Pacing technology, which enables physicians to pace multiple locations on the left side of the heart and provide physicians a new option for patients who haven’t responded to CRT. The expanded selection of quadripolar pacing leads makes the St. Jude Medical quadripolar lead portfolio the broadest on the market and allows for enhanced individualization of CRT. The new leads are designed based on the company’s first-to-market proven quadripolar LV lead technology and include additional spacing options on two new S-shape and one new double-bend lead designs.
Some of the newly approved products are also magnetic resonance (MR) – conditional, including the Quadra Assura™ CRT-D and Quadra Assura MP™ CRT-D with MultiPoint™ Pacing. Additionally, physicians will be able to quickly customize therapy using the Auto VectSelect Quartet™ Test, which is designed to automatically guide programming of the most appropriate therapy options available and streamline workflow.
About Heart Failure
More than five million Americans and about 26 million people worldwide suffer from heart failure, which occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to the body. When this happens, blood pressure eventually rises, leading to shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling and other symptoms. Cardiac resynchronization therapy is a treatment option for symptomatic heart failure.
Quadripolar Pacing Technology from St. Jude Medical
St. Jude Medical introduced the industry’s first quadripolar pacing system featuring four pacing electrodes. The quadripolar pacing system offers physicians the ability to effectively and efficiently manage the ever-changing needs of patients with heart failure. The system integrates multiple pacing configurations and TailoredTherapy™ features that enable physicians to optimize the system at implant and follow-up, as well as better manage common pacing complications without having to surgically reposition the lead.
The Quartet lead design allows the physician to implant the lead in the most stable position without making trade-offs in electrical performance. This includes pacing closer to the base of the left ventricle, which studies associate with better patient outcomes and which may be more difficult with traditional bipolar leads. The quadripolar pacing electrodes also provide physicians more options to optimize CRT performance, such as pacing around scar tissue in the heart and avoiding the most common pacing complications.
The MORE-CRT prospective, randomized clinical trial of more than 1,500 patients demonstrated a 40 percent relative risk reduction of lead-related complications for patients implanted with the Quartet LV lead. To date, more than 130 clinical publications have provided broad clinical evidence supporting the advantages of quadripolar technology from St. Jude Medical.
About St. Jude Medical’s Heart Failure Business
St. Jude Medical is pioneering heart failure disease management with innovative solutions like the CardioMEMS™ HF System, ground-breaking quadripolar technology, our first-to-market MultiPoint pacing technology and, in select European markets, the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist system. St. Jude Medical collaborates with heart failure specialists, clinicians and advocacy partners to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions that help reduce hospitalizations and improve patient quality of life for heart failure patients around the world.
Information for patients to learn more about heart failure can be found at www.heartfailureanswers.com.
About St. Jude Medical
St. Jude Medical is a leading global medical device manufacturer and is dedicated to transforming the treatment of some of the world’s most expensive epidemic diseases. The company does this by developing cost-effective medical technologies that save and improve lives of patients around the world. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., St. Jude Medical has five major areas of focus that include heart failure, atrial fibrillation, neuromodulation, traditional cardiac rhythm management, and cardiovascular diseases. For more information, please visit sjm.com or follow us on Twitter @SJM_Media.
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