DMC Sinai-Grace Cardiologist First In Michigan To Surgically Implant New Life-Saving Device

12/05/2011 09:18 am ET | Updated Feb 04, 2012
  • CBS Detroit

DETROIT -- DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital has become the first hospital in Michigan to successfully resynchronize a patient’s heartbeat using a breakthrough pacemaking device.

The new Unify Quadra cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator, recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, is the smallest pacemaking device and the only quadripolar — four-electrode — pacing system available. Using four electrodes instead of the usual two enables more pacing configurations and reduces common problems associated with implantable defibrillator systems. Ultimately this results in fewer surgeries for patients.

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