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Nicole E Worden, Musab Alqasrawi, Alexander Mazur
BACKGROUND: Available atrial electrograms in implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) improve arrhythmia diagnosis, allow monitoring for atrial fibrillation, and may reduce the risk of inappropriate therapies. A recently introduced ICD system using a single-lead with floating atrial electrodes provides diagnostic capability of a dual-chamber system without placing an additional lead. Data on long-term clinical performance of this system are limited. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 35 consecutive patients implanted with Biotronik VR-T DX devices and Linox(Smart) DX leads...
December 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Marcin Michalak, Andrzej Cacko, Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka, Monika Budnik, Przemysław Stolarz, Grzegorz Opolski, Marcin Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Single-lead for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with floating atrial sensing dipole is a new diagnostic tool with the potential advantage in terms of arrhythmia discrimination. We sought to determine whether right heart size and dipole position influence atrial sensing. METHODS: Atrial sensing amplitude (AS) was measured during implantation (PP, periprocedural), predischarge (IHFU, in-hospital follow-up) and 3-6 months after the procedure (AFU, ambulatory follow-up)...
October 17, 2016: Cardiology Journal
Sophie C H van Malderen, Tamas Szili-Torok, Sing C Yap, Sanne E Hoeks, Felix Zijlstra, Dominic A M J Theuns
BACKGROUND: After the introduction of the Biotronik Linox S/SD high-voltage lead, several cases of early failure have been observed. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article was to assess the performance of the Linox S/SD lead in comparison to 2 other contemporary leads. METHODS: We used the prospective Erasmus MC ICD registry to identify all implanted Linox S/SD (n = 408), Durata (St. Jude Medical, model 7122) (n = 340), and Endotak Reliance (Boston Scientific, models 0155, 0138, and 0158) (n = 343) leads...
December 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
H Elfarra, R Moosdorf, L Rybinski, W Grimm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Eric D Good, Ivan Cakulev, Michael V Orlov, David Hirsh, John Simeles, Kelly Mohr, Phil Moll, Heather Bloom
INTRODUCTION: Expert consensus holds that post-market, systematic surveillance of ICD leads is essential to ensure confirmation of adequate lead performance. GALAXY (NCT00836589) and CELESTIAL (NCT00810264) are ongoing multicenter, prospective, non-randomized registries conducted to confirm the long-term safety and reliability of Biotronik leads. METHODS AND RESULTS: ICD and CRT-D patients are followed for Linox and Linox(smart) ICD lead performance and safety for 5 years post-implant...
June 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Hamdi Elfarra, Rainer Moosdorf, Leszek Rybinski, Wolfram Grimm
In this article the case of a patient who received a total of 35 inappropriate defibrillator shocks due to insulation failure with externalized conductor of a Biotronik Linox® lead is described. The implanted defibrillator was immediately inactivated and the failed lead was extracted using a laser sheath system.
March 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Christian Steinberg, Gareth J Padfield, Edna Hahn, Sheila Flavelle, Cheryl McILROY, Otto VAN Bremen, John A Yeung-Lai-Wah, Charles R Kerr, Marc W Deyell, Stanley K Tung, Jason G Andrade, Matthew T Bennett, Jamil G Bashir, Andrew D Krahn, Santabhanu Chakrabarti
INTRODUCTION: Medtronic's Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software algorithm is useful for detecting abnormal parameters across various ICD-lead families. However, its utility in the assessment of the Biotronik Linox™ family of high-voltage (HV) leads is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess the performance of the LIA algorithm to detect abnormalities and lead failure in Linox ICD-leads. All LIA-enabled Medtronic devices connected to an active Linox lead were included...
December 2015: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Tobias Reichlin, Michael Kühne, Christian Sticherling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Andrew J Howe, Nicholas A McKeag, Carol M Wilson, Kyle P Ashfield, Michael J Roberts
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) lead insulation failure and conductor externalization have been increasingly reported. The 7.8F silicon-insulated Linox SD and Linox S ICD leads (Biotronik, Berlin, Germany) were released in 2006 and 2007, respectively, with an estimated 85,000 implantations worldwide. A 39-year-old female suffered an out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation (VF) arrest with successful resuscitation. An ICD was implanted utilizing a single coil active fixation Linox(Smart) S lead (Biotronik, Berlin, Germany)...
June 2015: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Gareth J Padfield, Christian Steinberg, Shahzad S Karim, Stanley Tung, Matthew T Bennett, John P Le Maitre, Jamil Bashir
INTRODUCTION: The Linox and Durata implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads were introduced to British Columbia (BC) in 2008. We determined their performance and the potential risk factors for lead failure in a large population-based patient registry. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used the BC Cardiac Registry, a mandatory Governmental database of ICD implants, to identify all recipients of Linox and Durata leads in BC between October 2008 and April 2012, and those subsequently undergoing reoperation...
March 2015: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Matteo Iori, Daniele Giacopelli, Fabio Quartieri, Nicola Bottoni, Antonio Manari
BACKGROUND: The concept of a single-lead dual-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) with floating sensing atrial dipole has been proven safe and functional. We report a single-center experience with this ICD system; the major focus of the work is on the recorded atrial activation and its stability on a medium term follow-up. METHODS: Thirteen patients received a DX ICD (BIOTRONIK SE & Co, Berlin, Germany) with the Linox Smart S DX(ProMRI) ICD lead; the implantation data were reported...
October 2014: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Joseph A Manfredi, Steven M Smithgall, Charles M Kircher, Mary A Lollis
A 53-year-old man with a dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator presented to the electrophysiology (EP) lab for an EP study in evaluation of supraventricular tachycardia despite medical therapy. Fluoroscopic imaging during placement of diagnostic catheters demonstrated insulation failure with an externalized conductor on the right ventricular defibrillator lead just distal to the proximal defibrillator coil. Device interrogation revealed normal pacing, and shock impedances, normal sensing, and stable pacing thresholds...
April 2014: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Erdal Safak, Dietmar Schmitz, Thomas Konorza, Christian Wende, Jose Olague De Ros, Alexander Schirdewan
BACKGROUND: The concept of a single-lead implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), with a floating dipole, has been proven safe and functional. METHODS AND RESULTS: The studied active-fixation, steroid-eluting lead (Linox(smart) S DX, BIOTRONIK SE & Co KG, Berlin, Germany) is one French thinner than its predecessor and coated with lubricious SilGlide to improve lead handling. A dedicated ICD device has a self-adaptive atrial input stage including a fourfold amplifier...
August 2013: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Dietmar Bänsch, Ralph Schneider, Ibrahim Akin, Cristoph A Nienaber
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) terminate ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) with high efficacy and can protect patients from sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, inappropriate shocks may occur if tachycardias are misdiagnosed. Inappropriate shocks are harmful and impair patient quality of life. The risk of inappropriate therapy increases with lower detection rates programmed in the ICD. Single-chamber detection poses greater risks for misdiagnosis when compared with dual-chamber devices that have the benefit of additional atrial information...
2012: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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