Minute Insight: Abbott’s Aveir VR To Take On Medtronic’s Micra In US Leadless Pacemaker Market
The US FDA approved Aveir VR to treat significant bradycardia on 4 April. It is the world’s only leadless pacemaker with Abbott’s proprietary mapping capability that helps physicians correctly position the device inside the right ventricle.
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