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Medtronic Claims Clinical, Cost Advantages For Just-Launched Viva CRT-D

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Viva is the first of Medtronic’s U.S. CRT-Ds to incorporate the proprietary AdaptivCRT algorithm designed to more readily adapt to a patient’s condition and optimize therapy. The firm also launched its Evera ICD last week.

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