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NICE Endorses Boston Scientific’s Battery Powered CRT-D Devices

March 20, 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published medical technology guidance recommending the use of Boston Scientific’s cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) powered by EnduraLife  battery technology, for treating patients with heart failure.

NICE concluded that the extended battery life observed with Boston Scientific EnduraLife-powered CRT-Ds is likely to reduce the number of avoidable replacement procedures a patient may have to undergo.

The NICE medical technologies advisory committee found that 16 independent clinical and economic studies supported adoption and concluded that the EnduraLife-powered CRT-Ds have longer battery life compared with other CRT-Ds reviewed.

The EnduraLife battery has nearly twice the capacity of standard batteries and it is smaller. — Cynthia Jessup

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