Emerging Technology Reports

The Emerging Technology Report provides regular updates about emerging and potentially disruptive technologies that are likely to have a significant impact in healthcare. This “early warning” report monitors new health technologies from 6 months to 2 years within a regulatory submission and tracks those as they go through clinical trial development and the regulatory approval process.

For each emerging technology, our analysts describe the technology and intended use, its prospects relative to the regulatory process and FDA information, competing technologies, relevant clinical guidelines, high-level look at the evidence such as published abstracts in the medical literature and available meeting abstracts, and available clinical trials.

Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

The Medtronic Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with a substernal lead and subcutaneously implanted generator proposed to treat patients with a class I or IIa indication for an ICD for primary or secondary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.

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