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Medtronic Announces FDA Approval of its Next Generation Recharge-Free Spinal Cord Stimulation Platform
"Not every patient with chronic, intractable pain is an ideal candidate for a rechargeable device, so the Vanta INS represents a welcome addition to my portfolio of available treatment options," said
Medtronic is continually innovating to advance spinal cord stimulation therapy technologies that improve quality of life for people with chronic pain. The Vanta neurostimulator represents a 10% increase in longevity compared to PrimeAdvanced™, Medtronic's previous generation recharge-free device. It is also 20% smaller than the PrimeAdvanced neurostimulator, with a more rounded, ergonomic contouring to offer enhanced comfort. The Vanta system provides access to Snapshot™ reporting, Medtronic's proprietary data insights solution, offering clinicians objective reporting of patient activity levels to empower objective health conversations. Clinicians and their patients wishing to trial the Vanta neurostimulator may also take advantage of CareGuidePro™, a mobile application and web portal that serves as a virtual guide for patients throughout their Medtronic spinal cord stimulation therapy journey. CareGuidePro is currently in limited commercial release with a full launch expected later this summer.
"We are committed to delivering innovative solutions that meets the needs of every patient," said
Medtronic continues to focus on expanding access to its highly effective DTM™ SCS therapy through pre-clinical and clinical work.
Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's periodic reports on file with the
- Settings used from
Abbott'sProclaim™ clinician manual. Nominal settings 12 hours per day: 50-Hz frequency, 225-μs pulse width, and 5-mA amplitude at 500-ohms impedance. Compared to flagship model 3660.
- Settings from Boston Scientific's Alpha™ IFU. Programmed at 4.1mA, 280us, 40 Hz, 1 area, 730 Ohms, 2 contacts.
- Under specific conditions. Refer to product labeling for full list of conditions.
- Desai MJ, Hargens LM, Breitenfeldt MD, et al. The rate of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with spinal cord stimulation. Spine. 2015;40(9):E531-537.
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