St.Jude launches ICD in India

St.Jude launches ICD in India

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:20 hrs

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) St.Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company has announced the launch of the Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in India, a statement said here Thursday.

The ICDs are advanced implantable cardiac devices that treat potentially lethal, abnormally fast heart rhythms (ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation) that often lead to sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Some of the first implants recently took place at the Fortis Escorts Hospital in New Delhi by Aparna Jaswal, senior consultant cardiologist, according to a company release.

The Ellipse ICD provides the benefits of advanced features and power in the industry's smallest high-energy ICD. The design of the new ICD inspired by feedback from more than 200 physicians from around the world.

The physician-inspired shape is unlike any currently available, with each of the enhancements designed to increase patient comfort or make the device easier to implant, said the company which has its India headquarters here.

"We are pleased to have the new Ellipse ICD at Fortis Escorts Hospital, as it provides a balance of energy, longevity, thinness and a smaller device footprint, which collectively makes a tremendous difference for my patients," said Jaswal.

"The launch of the physician-inspired Ellipse ICD represents the company's ongoing efforts to incorporate physician feedback into our products," said Kaustav Banerjee, India country manager for St. Jude Medical.

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