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McKenzie-Willamette Among First To Implant Advanced Heart Failure Device
New Device Enables Physicians to Tailor Individualized Pacing Therapy for Patients
Springfield, OR- McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center was among the first in Oregon to implant a COGNISTM cardiac resynchronization defibrillator (CRT-D). This advanced device is used to treat heart failure, a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough oxygen-carrying blood to meet the body’s needs.
McKenzie-Willamette is among the first to bring this new technology to the Lane County community. Dr. Trojan, of Oregon Cardiology, implanted the device on August 18.
“This new device is the thinnest on the market, Says Dr. Trojan; and may be the preferred choice for some patients due to body size considerations. It is always exciting to us the newest technology at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center.
The CRT-D represents an entirely new platform to treat heart failure and is the result of a multi-year research and development effort by Boston Scientific to provide physicians enhanced clinical options for their patients.