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ENDURALIFE - powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator devices for treating heart failure: A NICE Medical Technology Guidance

Evans, James M, Cleves, A, Morgan, Helen, Millar, L and Carolan-Rees, Grace 2018. ENDURALIFE - powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator devices for treating heart failure: A NICE Medical Technology Guidance. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 16 (2) , pp. 177-186. 10.1007/s40258-017-0354-6

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ENDURALIFE™-powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices were the subject of an evaluation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, through its Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, for the treatment of heart failure. Boston Scientific (manufacturer) submitted a case for the adoption of the technology, claiming that it has a longer battery life resulting in a longer time to CRT-D replacement. Other claimed benefits were fewer complications associated with replacement procedures, fewer hospital admissions, less time spent in hospital and reduced demand on cardiology device implantation rooms. The submission was critiqued by Cedar, an external assessment centre. The submitted clinical evidence showed that ENDURALIFE-powered devices implanted during the period 2008–2010 were superior, in terms of longevity, to other devices at that time. Submitted economic evidence indicated that, because of a reduction in the need for replacement procedures, ENDURALIFE-powered devices were cost saving when compared to comparator devices. Cedar highlighted uncertainty of the applicability of the clinical evidence to devices marketed today. The Medical Technologies Advisory Committee noted that this was unavoidable due to the follow-up time required to study battery life. Clinical experts noted that increased battery life is an important patient benefit. However, centres use devices from multiple manufacturers to negate pressure on clinical services in the event of a major device recall. The clinical and economic evidence showed benefits to the patient, and further analysis requested by the committee suggested that ENDURALIFE-powered CRT-Ds may save between £2120 and £5627 per patient over 15 years through a reduction in the need for replacement procedures. ENDURALIFE-powered CRT-D devices received a positive recommendation in Medical Technologies Guidance 33

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Academic & Student Support Service
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1175-5652
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 December 2018
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 07:47

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