Sorin's Facil and Reply pacemakers approved in Japan
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved the Facil and Reply pacemakers developed by Sorin. The dual- and single-chamber rate-responsive pacemakers are designed to prevent atrial fibrillation (AF). The Facil pacemaker is an 8cc device, and Reply offers the complete range of therapies in Facil with the addition of SafeR, an algorithm that allows the device to switch between atrial-based pacing and dual-chamber pacing modes. The Reply and Facil pacemakers will be distributed in Japan by Tokyo-based Japan Lifeline.