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2014
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World’s First Pacemaker Series with Event-Triggered IEGM Transmissions Gains CE Mark

New BIOTRONIK Pacemaker Series Offers Daily Automatic Data Transmission without Relying on Patient Interaction

BERLIN, Germany, March 27, 2014—BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced CE approval for its new Eluna pacemaker series today. The new generation of pacemakers includes single and dual-chamber as well as cardiac resynchronization (CRT-P) devices. The first implantations are currently taking place worldwide, marking yet another step forward in quality for a company that has perfected the design and engineering of its products for over 50 years.

With unique event-triggered IEGM transmissions, the new BIOTRONIK pacemaker series innovates advanced patient monitoring and allows physicians to receive an IEGM along with a notification if atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs. By notifying physicians of clinical events quickly and reliably, patient therapy can be adapted at the earliest stage possible, preventing the worsening of a patient’s condition and the occurrence of secondary diseases. Since nearly 25 percent of pacemaker patients suffer from AF, a type of atrial tachyarrhythmia that can be difficult to detect due to its silent nature, continuous and reliable monitoring is crucial.1 BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring® is proven to have the most reliable data transmission rates yet.2

“The new BIOTRONIK pacemaker series is truly a step forward in terms of reliability and patient security,” commented Hendrik Bonnemeier, MD, of the University Clinic Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany. “Its unique ability to transmit automatic, event-triggered IEGMs really helps me deliver the best therapy, letting me know immediately if something happens to the device or patient post-implantation. The sooner I know, the sooner I can react, and that may save my patient’s life.”

  1. Funck et al., Europace (2014), 16(3): 354-362.
  2. Varma et al., Europace (2011), 13(3).
  3. IN-TIME study results were presented in Sept. 2013 at the European Society of Cardiology conference.

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.