Azure™ is enabled with BlueSync™ technology, allowing for tablet-based programming and app-based remote monitoring. These devices include exclusive algorithms to manage atrial fibrillation (AF) in pacemaker patients.DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
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Updated hardware architecture optimizes circuity to reduce current circuitry drain and improve longevity.11
BlueSync™ technology within Azure enables secure, wireless communication.
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Time to a clinical decision was ~7x faster with the use of Medtronic CareAlert™ notifications compared to standard office follow-up.14
CareAlert notifications can be programmed and viewed only by the clinician:
A controlled, head-to-head study evaluating the comparative performance of device algorithms has not been done. AF detection accuracy rates determined from independent clinical trials are presented for reference.
Detection accuracy is compared using PPV, which is the percentage of all AT/AF episodes detected by the individual device detection algorithm that were adjudicated as true AT/AF.
Projected service life estimates assume device configuration at VVI 50%, 2.5V, 500 Ohm lead impedances, Pre-storage EGM off. Projected service life estimates are based on accelerated battery discharge data and device modeling. The values calculated based on this information should not be interpreted as precise numbers. Individual patient results may vary based on their specific programming and experience.
Projected service life estimates assume device configuration at MVP 50% AP, 5% VP, 2.5V in both chambers, 500 Ohm lead impedances, Pre-storage EGM off. Projected service life estimates are based on accelerated battery discharge data and device modeling. The values calculated based on this information should not be interpreted as precise numbers. Individual patient results may vary based on their specific programming and experience.
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Sprenger M. Comparison of Manufacturer’s AT/AF Detection Accuracy across Clinical Studies. Medtronic data on file. January 2015.
Pürerfellner H, Gillis AM, Holbrook R, Hettrick DA. Accuracy of atrial tachyarrhythmia detection in implantable devices with arrhythmia therapies. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. July 2004;27(7):983-992.
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Medtronic data on file. QADoc DSN026170, Version 2.0. “AT/AF Duration Performance Comparison.”
Crossley GH, Padeletti L, Zweibel S, Hudnall JH, Zhang Y, Boriani G. Reactive atrial-based antitachycardia pacing therapy reduces atrial tachyarrhythmias. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. July 2019;42(7):970-979.
Gillis AM, et al. Reduction of unnecessary right ventricular pacing due to the managed ventricular pacing (MVP) mode in patients with symptomatic bradycardia. Benefit for both sinus node disease and AV block indications. Presented at HRS 2015 (Abstract AB21-1); Boston, MA.
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Orenga M. Azure™ longevity increase compared to Advisa™. September 2017. Medtronic data on file.
Medtronic Azure™ XT DR MRI SureScan™ Device Manual. M964338A001B. 2016-10-22.
Howard K. Alert Notification Timing. September 2017. Medtronic data on file.
Crossley GH, Boyle A, Vitense H, Chang Y, Mead RH; CONNECT Investigators. The CONNECT (Clinical Evaluation of Remote Notification to Reduce Time to Clinical Decision) trial: the value of wireless remote monitoring with automatic clinician alerts. J Am Coll Cardiol. March 8, 2011;57(10):1181-1189.
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