Tachycardia Therapy


Tachycardia Therapy

Tachycardia refers to any heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute (bpm). This can originate from the top of the heart and above the ventricle, called a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), or from the ventricle (bottom chamber). Patients may have no symptoms. Tachycardia is more common with increasing age. For patients who do experience symptoms, these include palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness and skipped beats, they may require cardiac investigations under the supervision of a Cardiologist or Cardiac Physiologist. Symptoms of an irregular heartbeat can very unpleasant. Loss of consciousness may result if the heart rate becomes too rapid and some patients are at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). An implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) can treat fast heart rhythms. A patient who also has heart failure may be prescribed an ICD that can also alleviate some heart failure symptoms and this device is called a cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) device. Tachycardia devices can terminate tachycardias with pacing or shock therapy.

ICD Devices


BIOTRONIK UK & Ireland Technical Manager talks about the new Rivacor family of devices

ICD Leads

Legacy ICD Family

Home Monitoring

BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring is a remote monitoring service available with cardiac monitors, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) systems.


ProMRI® allows patients to undergo MRI scanning under specific conditions


The BIOTRONIK DX System is the world's only ICD system that can provide dual-chamber diagnostics without the risks associated with the additional hardware of a second lead.


CLS is the only and unique physiological sensor able to adapt the heart rate in total synchrony with the autonomic system and is the only one able to react both to mental and physical activities.

Home Monitoring online

In 2016 BIOTRONIK UK spoke to Cardiologists and Cardiac Physiologists about the clinical impact of Home Monitoring. Click here to listen to what they had to say.

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