Following recent CE mark approval for Biotronik’s E-Series pacemakers, a UK patient has become the first in Europe to be implanted with the streamlined device.
The patient, a woman with a history of heart failure and complete heart block, had an Enitra 8 HF-T QP device implanted on 27 July 2016 at Great Western Hospital in Swindon, UK. According to a company release, the operation was a success and she is recovering well. “The anatomy of this patient and the venous access presented a particular challenge, so the small size of Enitra and the quadripolar left ventricular lead were paramount in the success of the procedure,” explains Paul Foley, a consultant cardiologist at the hospital. “I was also personally very impressed with the size and specifications of the device.”