Shanghai, China – The first batch of Rega™ Family Implantable Pacemakers has been implanted in several hospitals of Hubei, Guangdong, Shanghai, Shandong, Shaanxi, and Zhejiang provinces to help patients with bradycardia resume normal life and activities.
The domestically made pacemakers have world-class quality – its production strictly follow the International Quality Management System for Medical Devices (ISO13485) - but are 20% to 30% cheaper than the imported ones. Rega™ Family Implantable Pacemakers have three series (Orchidee™, Trefle™, and Rega™) with a total of eight models to meet the needs of various patients. They are all automatic, physiologic pacing pacemaker devices that feature small size and long life span. Specifically, they are the smallest pacemakers available in market with only eight cubic centimeters in volume, and they have service life of 10 to 12 years.
The launch and first application of Rega™ Family Implantable Pacemakers are supported by the Heart Rhythm Special Committee of Chinese Medical Doctor Association and Chinese Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. Several industry experts said they looked forward to seeing the domestically made pacemakers benefit more Chinese patients with its world-class quality, relatively affordable price, and good after-sale service.
Currently, implanting pacemakers is the only effective way to reduce mortality and improve life quality of patients with bradycardia. There are around one million patients suffering from bradycardia in China with an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 new cases annually. However, due to lack of core technologies and industrialization experience, China almost solely relies on imports for pacemaker devices, the high price of which has deterred most patients with only 80,000 of them can be treated with pacemakers each year.
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