First European implantation of Biotronik E3-series pacemaker performed in UK


Entira 8SRFollowing 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.”


  1. This is brilliant news and nice to see Great Western Hospital, Swindon was chosen to be the first hospital not only in this Country but also in Europe, to use the new ‘E3 Biotronik Pacemaker.

    Congratulations to Paul Foley, lead Cardiologist and his team for what appears to have been a very successful outcome.

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