Medtronic launches new ICD line in Europe

June 17, 2010 by MedCity News

Medtronic Inc. launches its Protecta line of implantable cardiac defibrillators in Europe.

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By Brandon Glenn

Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) launched a line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Europe.

The company’s Protecta ICDs and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices feature six algorithms to reduce inappropriate shocks, which can affect 20 percent of patients who have implantable defibrillators, according to a press release. Medtronic calls the algorithms its SmartShock technology.

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