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Medtronic's SelecrSecure pacing lead:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Medtronic has received US approval to sell what it claims is the industry's first cardiac pacing lead designed to enable physicians to reach selected sites of the right side of the heart. The SelectSecure model 3830 lead is the world's thinnest bipolar lead, said the company, which has now introduced the product in the US. The product is unique in that it comprises a "lumenless design" that allows for flexibility and a smaller body size (4.1F), without sacrificing insulation thickness, the firm explained. A deflectable catheter is used to position the lead in the best locations of the right atrium or ventricle. The lead can be used with pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices.

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