Paradym ICD Defibrillator warning


A WARNING has been issued to cardiac surgeons following concerns over a potential fault with a brand of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The Paradym ICD from Sorin CRM is at the centre of a Medical Device Alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency amid fears of a risk of bradycardia/syncope due to pacing inhibition. The alert states: "There is potential for pacing inhibition associated with ventricular oversensing if the follow-up monitoring feature, PhD, is programmed ON and the device is connected to high polarisation defibrillation leads." Any medics using the devices should follow the recommendations in the notice.