First European Implant of BIOTRONIK’s E3-Series Pacemaker Takes Place in the UK

Small Size and Quadripolar Lead Is Key to Success for Challenging Patient Implantation

OXFORDSHIRE, UK, and BERLIN, Germany, August 1, 2016 — Following recent CE mark approval for BIOTRONIK’s E-Series pacemakers, a UK patient has become the first in Europe to be implanted with the streamlined device.

The patient, a woman with a history of heart failure and complete heart block, had an Enitra 8 HF-T QP device implanted on July 27 at Great Western Hospital in Swindon, United Kingdom. The operation was a complete success and she is recovering well. “The anatomy of this patient and the venous access presented a particular challenge, so the small size of Enitra and the quadripolar left ventricular lead were paramount in the success of the procedure,” explained Dr. Paul Foley, Consultant Cardiologist. “I was also personally very impressed with the size and specifications of the device.”

The E-Series has been gaining admiration in the cardiac community because of the petite size of the devices, their 14-year expected battery life, and the award-winning MRI AutoDetect sensor. This function detects when the device is in an MRI environment and automatically switches it to ProMRI® mode. This limits the length of time a device remains in the limited functional state of ProMRI mode to the duration of the MRI scan only. It recently won the Cardiostim Innovation Award for “Best Practice Improvement.”

“The small size of Enitra allows for easy handling by physicians, leaves a very good cosmetic result for the patient. Their day-to-day comfort will be noticeably better, too,” stated Charlotte Pompei at BIOTRONIK UK. “Enitra also features BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring® and Closed Loop Stimulation. With its very long battery life of 14 years, it is a very appealing device for both patients and doctors.”

    About BIOTRONIK:

    BIOTRONIK is a leading medical device company that has been developing trusted and innovative cardiovascular and endovascular solutions for more than 50 years. Driven by a purpose to perfectly match technology with the human body, BIOTRONIK innovations deliver care that saves and improves the lives of millions diagnosed with heart and blood vessel diseases every year. BIOTRONIK is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and represented in over 100 countries.