SMH Participates in Clinical Study of World's First Dual-Chamber, Wireless Pacemaker

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital is among a select group of world-class heart institutions participating in an international clinical trial of the world’s first true dual-chamber, leadless pacemaker for people with slow and irregular heart rhythms. One of 80 research sites globally testing Abbott's Aveir DR dual-chamber leadless pacemaker, Sarasota Memorial’s electrophysiology team -- led by cardiac electrophysiologists Dilip Mathew, MD, and Robert Eckhart, MD -- implanted the investigational device in patients at SMH in July and September. All of the patients are doing well and will be monitored by their physicians and the Sarasota Memorial Research Institute team at regular intervals until the study period ends next year. Abbott’s Aveir VR single-chamber, leadless pacemaker received FDA approval this spring after a pivotal, multi-center trial found it safe and effective for certain patients with abnormal heart rhythms. The Aveir VR leadless pacemaker, which is now commercially available at Sarasota Memorial, was designed for expandability and potential upgrade to a dual-chamber system with regulatory approval in the future. Like traditional pacemakers, Abbott’s VR and DR leadless pacemakers use pulses of electricity to trigger the heart to beat. But instead of using lead wires to send electrical pulses through veins into the heart, doctors implant the leadless devices directly into the heart. The FDA-approved Aveir VR pacemaker is implanted in the right ventricle, while the DR dual-chamber device includes a second implant in the right atrium of participants enrolled in the current trial. The devices communicate wirelessly, providing beat by beat synchronization based on each patient’s condition and unique needs. For more information about Aveir’s leadless pacemaker study or other clinical trials, contact the Sarasota Memorial Research Institute at (941) 917-2225. For a physician referral or information about cardiac care at Sarasota Memorial, call (941) 917-7777 or visit smh.com/heart.

 

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