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Isoline range of defibrillation leads receive US FDA approval

Sorin : 14 March, 2008  (New Product)
ELA Medical, a Sorin Group company, has received the US Food and Drug Administration's approval to market the Isoline range of defibrillation leads.
The Isoline defibrillation leads have a multi-lumen structure with a silicone body and include an ETFE protective coating placed around the cables leading to the electrodes. The redundant insulation is also made by a third layer of protection consisting of a polyurethane overlay to provide better abrasion resistance. Both ends of the defibrillator electrodes are securely connected to the cables.

Abrasion resistance materials such as polyurethane have much better friction coefficients than other materials such as silicone. Avoiding lead abrasion is important to maximise leads longevity and protect patients' safety. Results in an internal study demonstrated that a similar lead with the same polyurethane overlay was at least 201 times more resistant to abrasion than a non-polyurethane coated lead.

“Isoline's FDA approval is a big step towards strengthening our position in the US market and offering a Cardiac Rhythm Management complete solution to patients and physicians”, said Fred Hrkac, president of Sorin Group's Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) division.

Isoline leads are steroid eluting, dual coil defibrillation leads available in active and passive fixation models. A clinical trial showed that with a fully isodiametric 7.8 F lead body, Isoline ensures good manoeuvrability and overall handling characteristics.

Isoline leads also offer Easyturn: a quick lead placement system for positioning the lead and extending the helix with a single stylet, and Easy Mapping to obtain pacing thresholds without helix extension.

The Isoline leads family was successfully launched two years ago in Europe.
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