AtaCor Medical

AtaCor Medical is developing novel cardiac pacing and defibrillation systems that do not require any direct connections to the patient’s heart. Today, when patients require pacemaker or defibrillator therapy, hardware is inserted into the veins and attached to the inside of the heart, a process requiring extensive x-ray imaging. Once implanted, this hardware can lead to serious complications with challenging removal procedures, even for newer “leadless” pacemakers. AtaCor’s substernal pacing and defibrillation leads are inserted without any need for medical imaging, allowing for faster, less-invasive therapy delivery. The unique placement avoids the need to access the patient’s vascular system and leaves the heart completely untouched. AtaCor’s technology will offer a new treatment option for both transient and chronic bradycardia, including the escalating need for temporary pacing in conjunction with TAVR procedures, as well as ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia.

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