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|Medtronic to Present Data on Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System at Upcoming FDA Advisory Committee Meeting|
DUBLIN - January 29, 2016 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) will present data on the world's smallest pacemaker, the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee on Feb. 18, 2016, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. According to the FDA, the committee will meet to discuss and make recommendations on clinical trial research, post-approval study design, and physician training requirements for leadless cardiac pacemaker device technology.
The Micra TPS is less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers and cosmetically invisible, yet provides the most advanced pacing technology available. It is implanted directly into the heart and does not require the use of wires ("leads") to deliver pacing therapy, thereby reducing potential sources of complications seen with conventional pacing systems.
Results from the Micra TPS Global Clinical Trial recently were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented during a late-breaking Special Report at the 2015 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. In the clinical data presentation, the MicraTPS was successfully implanted in nearly all patients (99.2 percent) and exceeded safety and effectiveness endpoints with wide margins. Most patients (96 percent) with the Micra device experienced no major complications; there were no (0) dislodgments, no (0) systemic infections, and very few (0.4 percent) revisions (meaning extraction, repositioning or replacement). Major complications included cardiac injuries (1.6 percent), complications at the groin site (0.7 percent) and pacing issues (0.3 percent).
The study included a comparison of Micra TPS safety performance to a pre-defined, historical control group consisting of more than 2,500 patients who received conventional pacing systems. Compared to patients with conventional pacing systems, the patients in the Micra trial were older and had more comorbidities, yet had fewer major complications.
In the United States, the Micra TPS is an investigational device and not yet approved for commercial use.
For more information about the FDA panel meeting, visit: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/ucm476987.htm.
In collaboration with leading clinicians, researchers and scientists worldwide, Medtronic offers the broadest range of innovative medical technology for the interventional and surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias. The company strives to offer products and services that deliver clinical and economic value to healthcare consumers and providers around the world.
Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.