St Jude Medical announced launch of Quadripolar technology
St Jude Medical Inc recently announced the Indian launch of the Unify Quadra™ cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D). The device offers a smaller quadripolar pacing system that helps physicians manage the changing pacing needs of patients with heart failure. It was designed to help the heart perform in its most natural state by synchronising the left and right ventricles of the heart through timed electrical pulses.
It features four electrodes for multiple pacing configurations. The quadripolar pacing electrodes also allow physicians to avoid the most common kinds of pacing complications and to pace around scar tissue found in the heart.
Commenting on the technology, Dr Aftab Ashrafuddin Khan, Senior Interventional Cardiologist and Director of Electrophysiology Services at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in Kolkata said, “Unify Quadra technology provides multiple benefits: first it improves the probability that a patient will respond well to the therapy, and second it helps patients avoid common complications by allowing for any adjustments of the leads without surgical revision.”
“The launch of the Unify Quadra reflects St Jude Medical’s ongoing commitment to launching our most innovative technologies in India,” said Kaustav Banerjee, MD of St Jude Medical India.