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Protecta XT DR Implantable Defibrillator

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

Protecta XT DR Icd


Protecta™ XT DR ICDs feature a defibrillator function to treat fast heartbeat and pacemaker therapy to detect and correct slow or irregular heart rhythms. Protecta ICDs are completely automatic. They constantly check your heart and device functions, and adjust as needed.

Key Features

Completely Automatic
Continuously and automatically checks your heart and your device and adjusts the therapy to meet your changing needs.

PainFREE™ Therapy
Delivers painless electrical pacing pulses called Antitachycardia Pacing (ATP), which may eliminate the need for a shock.

SmartShock™ Technology
ICDs are designed to detect fatal arrhythmias and deliver life saving therapy. In the past, ICDs sometimes detected non-fatal arrhythmias causing inappropriate shocks. SmartShock™ technology is specifically designed to recognize a fatal arrhythmia and shock only when necessary.

Conexus® Wireless Telemetry
Lets your doctor remotely check your heart device without your assistance. Your device information can be collected and transmitted automatically, even while you are sleeping.

Medtronic CareAlert® Notifications
Monitoring feature set by your doctor. CareAlert Notifications can signal your clinic if your heart condition changes or if your device requires attention (for example, due to decreased battery power).

Managed Ventricular Pacing® (MVP®)
Provides the best pacing therapy available to reduce unnecessary right ventricle pacing. MVP allows your heart to beat naturally on its own, more often.

OptiVol® Fluid Status Monitoring
Fluid buildup in the lungs is a frequent problem for individuals with heart failure. OptiVol is a tool that helps your doctor better manage your heart failure by monitoring your lungs and chest for signs of potential fluid buildup. It can detect an increase in fluid days ahead of any actual symptoms.

Accurate Diagnostic Data
Cardiac Compass® trends and the Heart Failure Management Report let your doctor monitor your heart function, activity and device information. This allows your doctor to see how well your device and medications are working together, and how your heart function may change over time.


The heart device is surgically placed under the skin, typically below the collarbone. The electrical leads are threaded through a blood vessel into your heart.


The device is not shown actual size. Other sizes may be available.

Height 2.52" (64 mm)
Width 2.01" (51 mm)
Depth 0.59" (15 mm)

Safety Information

Additional Device Information for Implantable Defibrillators
An implantable defibrillator system delivers therapies to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders or who are at significant risk of developing heart rhythm disorders. An implantable defibrillator is placed inside your body and works automatically.

Risks associated with an implantable defibrillator system implant include, but are not limited to, infection at the surgical site and/or sensitivity to the device material, failure to deliver therapy when it is needed, or receiving extra therapy when it is not needed. After receiving an implantable defibrillator, you will have limitations with magnetic and electromagnetic radiation, electric or gas powered appliances, and tools with which you are allowed to be in contact.

Treatment with an implantable defibrillator system is prescribed by your physician. This treatment is not for everyone. Please talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. Your physician should discuss all potential benefits and risks with you. Although many patients benefit from the use of this treatment, results may vary.

Patient Manuals

icon-pdf Patient Manual for Protecta, Protecta XT, Secura, Maximo® II, and Virtuoso® II models


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.