Biotronik's ICD home monitoring cuts inappropriate shocks in half

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 4:20pm
Mass Device

Biotronik's ECOST study shows that the device maker's ICD home monitoring reduces inappropriate shocks by half and helps extend device battery life.

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Cardiovascular medical device maker Biotronik unveiled clinical results from its Effectiveness & Cost of ICD Follow-Up Schedule with Telecardiology trial, which showed that the company's home monitoring system reduced inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks by 52% while extending the device's battery-life.

"Developing safe, innovative, effective therapies to improve patient health is Biotronik's number 1 priority," Biotronik international president Christoph Böhmer said in prepared remarks. "Biotronik Home Monitoring enhances the patient's quality of life and simplifies patient treatment."


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