|One of Many St. Jude Ad Trucks Seen at HRS 2012 Scientific Sessions|
Cardiobrief: "Unfortunately, Dr. Greenberg was unable to attend today, but St. Jude’s Dr. Carlson stood bravely in the breach (no pun intended) to describe the performance of St. Jude’s 3500+ Durata leads in its OPTIMUM registry. Follow up was 2.4 years, and my only comment is that 2.4 years in my view is an early experience, not a mid-term experience. The event free survival was >99%. Excluding dislodgments and perforations, which may be operator dependent, there were only 5 lead mechanical problems, namely conductor fractures, in over 8400 implant years. Now this is truly spectacular. There were no inside-out insulation abrasions and no all-cause abrasions. But I have to say, that the Durata leads that I have been looking at in the FDA’s MAUDE database must not have been included in this study."I'm starting to see the makings of a Tyson/Holyfield match.