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NICE recommends longer-lasting battery technology for implantable heart rhythm devices

 

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NICE recommends longer-lasting battery technology for implantable heart rhythm devices

People with heart failure are set to benefit from longer-lasting battery technology in implantable heart rhythm devices, following guidance from NICE.

The longer lasting battery means patients need fewer operations to replace it, which is more convenient for them and saves the NHS money.

The guidance supports the use of Enduralife-powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) devices (Boston Scientific) for patients with a type of heart failure that affects the ability of the left chamber of the heart – the ventricle – to pump enough oxygenated blood around the body.