Small but Powerful. Smart and Safe.
- Compact and powerful
- Shocks only when necessary using Shockguard™ Technology
- Continuous monitoring
While the Fortify Assura™ ICD is compact, it is built to treat patients who will need a higher-energy shock to correct life-threatening events. It is equipped with technology that is not only able to learn about and adapt to your heart, but also smart enough to recognize the difference between life-threatening and normal heart rates. It has a special safety feature that will monitor for any problems with your system and will automatically make adjustments to bypass the issue so that you can still get the treatment you need.
- Compact size allows your doctor to make a smaller incision when implanting your device.
- Delivers the highest shock of comparable devices for life-saving treatment.
- Technology recognizes a life-threatening heart rate; delivers life-saving shock only when necessary.
- Device checks itself to ensure all components are working.
- Technology automatically delivers the therapy you need to save your life.
- Continual monitoring means your device can alert you and your doctor to problems.
Possible events associated with the system include but are not limited to the following:
- Acceleration of arrhythmias (caused by device)
- Air embolism
- Exacerbation of heart failure
- Excessive fibrotic tissue
- Extracardiac stimulation (phrenic nerve, diaphragm, chest wall)
- Fluid accumulation
- Formation of hematomas or cysts
- Inappropriate shocks
- Keloid formation
- Lead abrasion and discontinuity
- Lead migration/dislodgement
- Myocardial damage
- Shunting current or insulating myocardium during defibrillation with internal or external paddles
- Potential mortality due to inability to defibrillate or pace
- Venous occlusion
- Venous or cardiac perforation
Patients susceptible to frequent shocks despite antiarrhythmic medical management may develop psychological intolerance to an ICD or CRT-D system that may include the following:
- Fear of premature battery depletion
- Fear of shocking while conscious
- Fear of losing shock capability
- Imagined shocking (phantom shock)
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