Porter site of first heart failure device implant • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Porter site of first heart failure device implant

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VALPARAISO – Cardiac Electrophysiologist Mark Dixon is the first in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area to implant the Unity Quadra TM Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CT-D) and Quartel Left Ventricular Quadripolar Pacing Lead.

The new technology developed by St. Jude Medical offers additional pacing options which can reduce the need for re-operation to reposition a lead and offers physicians the ability to more efficiently and effectively manage the individualized needs of patients with heart failure.

Dixon implanted the Unify Quadripolar system to regulate and resynchronize the heartbeat of a heart failure patient. The patient was diagnosed with chronic systolic heart failure. The procedure was performed at Porter Hospital on Dec. 21, 2011.

“This technology is the industry’s first quadripolar pacing system and Porter Hospital is proud to be among the first hospitals in the country to implant this state-of-the-art device,” said Dixon.





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