A Medical Device Daily

The Sorin Group (Milan, Italy) reported FDA approval to market the CRT model of its Ovatio family. Coupled together with the Situs OTW left ventricle pacing lead, this device will now allow US physicians to treat their heart failure patients with a complete Sorin Group system.

Ovatio CRT 6750, the smallest CRT defibrillator (CRT-D) available worldwide (30cc, 11mm) is shaped to offer ease of implantation and long-term patient comfort, and is designed to allow more flexibility in the management of cardiac resynchronization and anti-tachyarrhythmia therapy.

"I like the fact that with the smallest CRT-D in the world I can resynchronize my patients during maximal exercise, as well as detect and treat slower ventricular tachycardias without programming constraints," said Michael Gold, MD, of the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston).

The Ovatio CRT-D system completes the line of Sorin Group defibrillators available in the U.S., in addition to Ovatio single- and dual-chamber defibrillators and to the Isolin defibrillation lead.

Sorin Group specializes in medical technologies for cardiac surgery.