The VITALIO pacemaker offers the RightRate™ feature which combines our existing MV (minute ventilation) sensor with enhanced programming. The MV sensor is the only sensor that follows a patient’s respiration and the only sensor clinically proven to restore chronotropic competence1. The RightRate feature incorporates programming improvements such as automatic sensor calibration, a simplified user interface and a sensor replay to make patient optimization easier.
Boston Scientific knows how important efficiency is for your practice and staff. A recent study showed that remote monitoring can be a challenge with a 49% rate of patient non-compliance3. This non-compliance can cost your practice in multiple ways including: increased clinic workload and workflow disruptions. In a different study, wireless devices showed patient compliance greater than 90%4. In addition, the VITALIO pacemakers wireless connectivity used with the LATITUDE™ Patient Management system can provide daily alerts on clinically significant events such as atrial arrhythmias.
The VITALIO pacemaker provides options to manage RV pacing. It features RYTHMIQ™ which is designed to minimize unnecessary pacing without clinically significant pauses. RYTHMIQ is a reverse-mode switch algorithm and operates in an atrial pacing mode with VVI back-up during times of normal conduction, switching to a dual chamber mode when a conduction block is detected. A recent study demonstrated an 80% relative and 50% absolute reduction in RV pacing through the use of RYTHMIQ2. The VITALIO pacemaker also includes AV Search+ which is also designed to reduce unnecessary RV pacing through the extension of the AV delay.
The VITALIO pacemaker incorporates PaceSafe™ RV automatic capture and RA automatic threshold to automatically adjust pacing thresholds. These algorithms can increase projected longevity, adjust to fluctuating thresholds and are simple to use with single-button programming.
Respiration is a key vital sign; Boston Scientific provides the ability to track it in a device. Respiratory Rate Trend uses a transthoracic impedance signal to measure respiration and tracks daily maximum, median and minimum respiration rates enabling you to help monitor your patients. This data is available through the LATITUDE™ system and qualifies for ICM code reimbursement.