Medgadget - Biotronik is releasing in the U.S. the smallest available MR conditional cardiac pacing lead. The Solia S ProMRI has a width of 5.6 French (.074″, 1.9 mm) and comes in lengths of 45, 53, and 60 centimeters. These leads allow a patient implanted with them the option to still receive MRI scans, as long as certain precautionary measures are taken.
Silicone coated with polyurethane creates a slick outer layer that helps during advancement of the lead and a soft tip at the end helps to avoid damage to the vessels being navigated. In a study conducted in the U.S. of over 1,700 patients involving more than 3,200 Solia S ProMRI leads, the implants led to the following study endpoints...>>>