Guidant takes "smallest" ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) to Europe:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Guidant has CE-marked for sale in Europe what it claims is the smallest dual-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Measuring just 30cc, VITALITY DS (downsize), is part of a Guidant's new family of ICDs that offers advanced rhythm management features and improvements in size and longevity, says the company. Guidant notes that with longevity of up to 10 years, its defibrillator called VITALITY EL (extended life) could have a very positive impact on cost per year of therapy.