Afib Pacemakers in Development
I've had my Guidant Insignia pacemaker which has caused a series of problems since its implantation a little over a year and a half ago.
I still suffer from atrial fibrillation despite 3 different ablations, and was told that a series of new generation technology pacemakers or ICD's that _specifically_ have algorithims and software to handle complex atrial fibrillation are in devlopment.
My current EP, who I am extremely happy with, told me that as soon as these become available (apparently the first one in testing is a St.Jude's) that he wants to change out my Guidant for one of the new afib-specific models.
Does anyone out there have an inside track to info as to what level of testing and trials (if any) these new generation pm's are in and when they anticipate U.S. deployment?
Thanks for any help.