CapSure Sense MRI SureScan as the smallest passive-fixation leads (which attach to the heart with small tines), will give physicians an additional option that is MR-Conditional, or designed to be safe for the MRI environment when used per the specified MR conditions for use.

Medtronic has launched the first MR-Conditional pacemaker system in the US in 2011.

St Anna Hospital EPS Unit director Gianluca Botto said with this new lead, there is now a full portfolio of options available for physicians and their patients, when this lead is combined with an MR-Conditional device.

Medtronic senior vice president and cardiac rhythm disease management business president Pat Mackin said now patients and physicians will have access to MRI passive leads approved for full body MRI scans.

"This is a major step forward in addressing both patient access and providing physician options," Mackin added.