Published in Health and Medicine Week, June 21st, 2004
MVP is a new pacing mode designed to promote natural heart activity by minimizing unnecessary right ventricular pacing, which is accomplished by automatically switching between single- and dual-chamber pacing based on specific patient needs. Medtronic received CE Mark for this device on May 4.
Recent clinical studies have shown that excessive ventricular pacing may be harmful to some patients, possibly leading to heart failure. The Intrinsic ICD...
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