Cardiac Rhythm Management | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Devices | Dual-Chamber (ICD Devices)

Fortify® DR

Dual-Chamber Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Product Highlights

  • Unique 40 J delivered energy Safety Shock option can provide a greater DFT safety margin.
  • Vibratory Patient Notifier enables patients with hearing problems to be alerted to a low battery, lead-related complications and more.
  • QHR® chemistry battery provides greater capacity for enhanced longevity and stable charge times.
  • The addition of antitachycardia pacing (ATP) while charging and prior to charging in the VF zone further extends the programming options for terminating tachyarrhythmias without a high voltage shock.
  • The Low Frequency Attenuation filter is designed to enhance sensing performance and may reduce the possibility of oversensing T waves.
  • The CorVue® Thoracic Impedance Monitoring feature utilizes multiple vectors to measure transthoracic impedance changes over time to provide additional insight into the patient’s heart failure condition.
  • The optional DF4 connector is designed to simplify implants by streamlining defibrillation connections into a single terminal pin and reducing the number of set screws.
  • TailoredTherapy® features designed to customize treatment to each patient’s unique needs, including:
    • ShockGuard® technology with DecisionTx® programming, designed to reduce inappropriate therapy and unnecessary shocks, and minimize the need for programming adjustments at implant
    • QuickOpt® Timing Cycle Optimization, which provides quick and effective optimization for more patients at the push of a button
    • DeFT Response® Technology, which provides more noninvasive programming flexibility in the management of DFTs
  • Ventricular Intrinsic Preference (VIP®) algorithm automatically searches for intrinsic conduction.
Fortify® DR

Ordering Information

Contents: Cardiac pulse generator

Reorder Number Dimensions (H x W x T, mm) Weight (g) Volume (cc) Connector Defibrillation Connector Sense/Pace
CD2231-40 74 x 40 x 14 76 35 DF-1 IS-1
CD2231-40Q 71 x 40 x 14 75 35 DF4 DF4, IS-1

QHR is a registered trademark of Greatbatch Medical.


Brief Summary: Prior to using these devices, please review the User’s Manual for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events and directions for use.

Indications: Fortify pulse generators are intended to provide ventricular antitachycardia pacing and ventricular defibrillation for automated treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. AF Suppression pacing is indicated for suppression of paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation in patients with the above ICD indication and sinus node dysfunction.

Contraindications: Contraindications for use of the pulse generator system include ventricular tachyarrhythmias resulting from transient or correctable factors such as drug toxicity, electrolyte imbalance, or acute myocardial infarction.

Potential Adverse Events: Possible adverse events (in alphabetical order) associated with the system, include, but are not limited to the following: acceleration of arrhythmias (caused by device), air embolism, allergic reaction, bleeding, cardiac tamponade, chronic nerve damage, death, erosion, exacerbation of heart failure, excessive fibrotic tissue growth, extracardiac stimulation (phrenic nerve, diaphragm, chest wall), extrusion, fluid accumulation, formation of hematomas or cysts, inappropriate shocks, infection, keloid formation, lead abrasion and discontinuity, lead migration/dislodgment, myocardial damage, pneumothorax, shunting current or insulating myocardium during defibrillation with internal or external paddles, potential mortality due to inability to defibrillate or pace, thromboemboli, 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: dependency, depression, fear of premature battery depletion, fear of shocking while conscious, fear of losing shock capability, imagined shocking (phantom shock).

Refer to the User’s Manual for detailed indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and potential adverse events.

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Last Updated: April 19, 2013