Hospital of Austin has deployed St Jude Medical's Unify Quadra cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and Quartet Left Ventricular Quadripolar Pacing Lead.

The new pacing technology offers additional pacing options that can reduce the need for reoperation to reposition a lead which aids physicians in managing the individualized needs of patients with heart failure.

The Quartet lead features four electrodes on a single, left-ventricular lead (or wire) and these additional electrodes offer many ways for a physician to configure an optimal pacing strategy while still implanting the lead in the most stable position.

Heart Hospital of Austin electrophysiology director David Tschopp said they recognize the advancements found in St Jude Medical’s latest CRT device and are excited to have the Unify Quadra as an option for their patients.