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In Brief: Ventritex

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Ventritex: Submits premarket approval application supplement for its Contour implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator. The 57 cc device has a 15 mm profile and features 38 joule energy output and 16 minute electrogram storage capability. Contour is the "smallest and thinnest ICD developed for patients with abnormally rapid heart beats," Ventritex says. Commercial launch in Europe begins with three implants of the device in Germany...



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