DEVICE LONGEVITY HYPOTHETICAL COST COMPARISON
See how CRT-D and ICD device longevity might impact a patient with Class II heart failure who lives for 24 years with device therapy.
According to this model, with a Medtronic Protecta XT CRT-D, the patient would need seven surgeries. With a Boston Scientific Dynagen X4 CRT-D featuring EnduraLife™ Battery Technology, she would only need a total of two surgeries. That's a big difference with substantial cost and health implications for the patient.
Patient Age at First Implant Procedure: 54 Years
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