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Boston's "smallest" DR (dual chamber) ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator):

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Japanese regulators have given Boston Scientific the all-clear to sell what the firm claims is the country's smallest dual chamber (DR) implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Vitality DR features a size and shape (30cc and 11mm) that is designed to facilitate ease of insertion and contribute to patient comfort, said the company. It also incorporates Boston's AV Search Hysteresis programming, which proactively reduces right ventricular pacing when the heart's natural rhythm is present. Over 100,000 ICDs from the Vitality family have been implanted worldwide since the system was first introduced in Europe in 2002. Each year, sudden cardiac death kills 50,000 people in Japan, said Boston.

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