Important Safety Information For Patients with a Cardiac Device


IMPLANTABLE PACEMAKER SYSTEM

Additional Device Information

An implantable pacemaker system relieves symptoms of heart rhythm disturbances. They do this by restoring normal heart rates. A normal heart rate provides your body with the proper amount of blood circulation. The pacemaker system is intended for patients who need rate-adaptive pacing or chronic pacing or for patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers.

Risks associated with pacemaker 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 pacemaker system, 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.

This treatment 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.

For further information, please call the Medtronic toll-free number at
1-800-551-5544, x41835 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, CT) or visit www.medtronic.com.


IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR SYSTEM

Additional Device Information

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system delivers therapies to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders or who are at significant risk of developing heart rhythm disorders. An ICD is placed inside your body and works automatically.

Risks associated with an ICD 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 ICD system, you will have limitations with magnetic and electromagnetic radiation, electric or gas powered appliances, and tools in which you are allowed to be in contact.

Treatment with an ICD 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.

For further information, please call the Medtronic toll-free number at
1-800-551-5544, x41835 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, CT) or visit www.medtronic.com.


CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY (CRT) IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR (ICD)

Additional Device Information

A Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) system delivers therapies to treat patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers. A CRT ICD also delivers therapies to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders or who are at significant risk of developing heart rhythm disorders. A CRT ICD is placed inside your body and works automatically.

An implantable CRT pacemaker system relieves symptoms of heart rhythm disturbances. It does this by restoring normal heart rates. A normal heart rate provides your body with the proper amount of blood circulation. The pacemaker system is intended for patients who need rate-adaptive pacing or chronic pacing or for patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers.

Risks associated with these implantable device systems 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 a CRT pacemaker or CRT ICD system, 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 these implantable device systems 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.

For further information, please call the Medtronic toll-free number at
1-800-551-5544, x41835 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, CT) or visit www.medtronic.com.


CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY (CRT) IMPLANTABLE PACEMAKER

Additional Device Information

A Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Implantable Pacemaker system delivers therapies to treat patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers.

An implantable CRT pacemaker system relieves symptoms of heart rhythm disturbances. It does this by restoring normal heart rates. A normal heart rate provides your body with the proper amount of blood circulation. The pacemaker system is intended for patients who need rate-adaptive pacing or chronic pacing or for patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers.

Risks associated with these implantable device systems 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 a CRT pacemaker system, 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 these implantable device systems 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.

For further information, please call the Medtronic toll-free number at
1-800-551-5544, x41835 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, CT) or visit www.medtronic.com.


SureScan MRI Pacemaker, ICD and CRT-D Patients

An implantable pacemaker, defibrillation, or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) system relieves symptoms of heart rhythm disturbances. It does this by restoring normal heart rates. A normal heart rate provides your body with the proper amount of blood circulation. The pacemaker system is intended for patients who need rate-adaptive pacing or chronic pacing or for patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers. In addition to these functions, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system delivers therapies to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders or who are at significant risk of developing heart rhythm disorders. A cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system delivers therapies to treat patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers. A CRT ICD (also referred to as CRT-D) also delivers therapies to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders or who are at significant risk of developing heart rhythm disorders.

Risks associated with these implantable device systems 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 device system, 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.

Your physician may prescribe an MRI scan for you. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a type of medical imaging that uses magnetic fields to create an internal view of the body, which doctors use for diagnostic purposes. Unlike previous generations of heart devices, your SureScan heart device system was designed and tested to be used safely with MRI scanners. The electromagnetic fields present during MRI scans have the potential to cause hazardous effects on heart devices, which can result in cardiac tissue heating, inappropriate therapy, and dangerous arrhythmias. Due to the unique design of the SureScan heart device systems, these risks are reduced to a very low level so that under specified conditions, patients may safely undergo MRI scans. You can undergo an MRI scan as long as you meet the patient eligibility requirements that Medtronic provides to your heart doctor and the scan is conducted according to Medtronic directions. For example, your heart device system must consist only of a Medtronic SureScan model heart device and the appropriate number of SureScan labeled leads visit http://www.mrisurescan.com. Any other combination may result in a hazard to the patient during an MRI scan. The Revo MRI SureScan and Advisa MRI SureScan pacing systems; the Evera MRI™ SureScan and Visia AF MRI defibrillation systems; and the Claria MRI SureScan, Amplia MRI SureScan, and Compia MRI SureScan CRT ICD systems are MR Conditional. This means the system is designed to allow patients to undergo MRI when your doctor determines you meet patient eligibility requirements and the scan is conducted according to Medtronic directions.

This treatment 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. For further questions, contact patient services at
1-800-551-5544.