Your life’s work is helping patients with heart conditions live rich and full lives. That’s why if they’re dealing with a risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or heart failure, you consider an ICD or CRT-D for them — implants that could save their lives. But many indicated patients out there are not receiving that same level of care, particularly women and patients in underserved communities. We need your help to change that.
Data shows that the more informed patients are — and the earlier they learn about implants — the more likely they are to move forward with receiving a potentially lifesaving procedure.1 Read the data and encourage your colleagues to thoroughly discuss these options with their indicated patients early on. We’re here to support those conversations with the tools and resources they need.
n = 1,676, 45.5 months median follow-up
(p = 0.007)
*The study demonstrated a 5% rate of acute device-related complications and 9% rate of chronic complications.
n = 903, 12 months mean follow-up
(p = 0.003)
†A total of 61% of patients in the pharmacologic therapy group had a moderate or severe adverse event from any cause, as compared with 66% of patients in the pacemaker group (P = 0.15) and 69% of patients in the pacemaker-defibrillator group (P = 0.03).
‡Subgroup analysis by year was not significant.
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§Patients on stable, optimal heart failure medical therapy, if indicated.
These considerations are provided for general educational purposes only and should not be the exclusive source for this type of information. At all times, it is the professional responsibility of the practitioner to exercise independent clinical judgment in a particular situation. See the device instructions for use for detailed information regarding the procedural instructions, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential complications/adverse events: manuals.medtronic.com.
The study demonstrated a 5% rate of acute device-related complications and 9% rate of chronic complications.
A total of 61% of patients in the pharmacologic therapy group had a moderate or severe adverse event from any cause, as compared with 66% of patients in the pacemaker group (P = 0.15) and 69% of patients in the pacemaker-defibrillator group (P = 0.03).
Subgroup analysis by year was not significant.
Patients on stable, optimal heart failure medical therapy, if indicated.
Dolan S, Scott D. High Power Patient Journey Integrated Report. Medtronic data on file, October 2020.
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