KORA 250

Minimum Size. Maximum outcome.

Healthcare Professionals Cardiac Rhythm Management Pacemakers KORA 250

World's smallest full-body MRI

World's smallest full-body MRI conditional dual-chamber pacemaker.1–3
Minimum Size. Maximum Outcome.2–4

Kora 250 is designed to improve patient outcome while driving efficiency in practice.2,5,6

A physiologic pacemaker family designed to improve patient outcome while driving efficiency in practice.2–5
12 years longevity in only 8 cc.4
The world’s smallest dual-chamber pacemaker with no compromise on longevity.2,3,6

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Safer

SafeR™

Dramatically reduces unnecessary RV pacing in all pacemaker patients, including AV block patients.

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AutoMRI™

Making MRI scans easy and safe for pacemaker patients.

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Dual

Dual Sensor™

Designed to physiologically modulate heart rhythm by combining Accelerometer and Minute Ventilation sensors.

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SAM

SAM™

Sleep Apnea Monitoring measures respiration pauses and reduction in respiration.

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Powered by intelligent algorithms

AutoMRITM

  • Less time, more flexibility1
  • Making MRI scans easy and safe for pacemaker patients1
  • Automatic switch to initial configuration
  • No post-MRI visit needed
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SafeR™

  • Advanced AV management for increased protection5, 7–13
  • Reduces RV pacing in SND and AVB patients5
  • Manages ALL types of AV blocks at rest and at exercise2, 5
  • Adds 2 YEARS of device longevity12, 13
  • Unique AV block diagnosis
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Dual sensor

  • Adjust to metabolic needs. Exercise safely
  • Designed to physiologically modulate the heart rhythm by combining Accelerometer and Minute Ventilation sensors

Sleep Apnea Monitoring

  • Early detection, long-term risk reduction2,6,14–18
  • Reliable screening to detect severe sleep apnea with high specificity (85%) and high sensitivity (89%)6
  • Correlated with gold standard Apnea–Hypopnea Index*6
  • Designed to monitor the evolution of sleep apnea2

*Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) = number of events/number of hours of sleep

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REFERENCES

  1. Sorin MRI solutions manual (Kora 250 U641) available at www.microportmanuals.com
  2. Sorin implant manuals (Kora 250 DR-U531 and Kora 250 SR-U532) available at www.microportmanuals.com
  3. Competition comparison across transvenous pacing systems made as of September 2020, refer to manufacturers manuals available online
  4. Kora 250 with typical conditions using SafeR: 50% A pacing, 5% V pacing, SAM ON, 60 bpm, 2.5V, 0.35ms, 750 ohms, EGM & Diagnostics ON, Sensors ON.
  5. Stockburger M, et al. Long-term clinical effects of ventricular pacing reduction with a changeover mode to minimize ventricular pacing in general population (ANSWER study). Euro Heart J. 2015;36:151–57.
  6. Defaye P, et al. A pacemaker transthoracic impedance sensor with an advanced algorithm to identify severe sleep apnea: The DREAM European study. Heart Rhythm. 2014;11:842–48.
  7. Andersen HR, et al. Long-term follow-up of patients from a randomized trial of atrial versus ventricular pacing for sick-sinus syndrome. Lancet. 1997;350:1210–16.
  8. Skanes AC, et al. Progression to chronic atrial fibrillation after pacing: The Canadian Trial Of Physiologic Pacing (CTOPP). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001;38:167–72.
  9. Nielsen J, et al. A randomized comparison of atrial and dual chamber pacing in 177 consecutive patients with sick sinus syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003;42:614–23.
  10. Sweeney M, et al. Adverse effect of ventricular pacing on heart failure and atrial fibrillation among patients with normal baseline QRS duration in a clinical trial of pacemaker therapy for sinus node dysfunction. Circulation. 2003;107:2932–37.
  11. Wilkoff BL, et al. Dual-chamber pacing or ventricular backup pacing in patients with an implantable defibrillator: the Dual Chamber and VVI Implantable Defibrillator (DAVID trial). JAMA. 2002;288:3115–23.
  12. Stockburger M, et al. Safety and efficiency of ventricular pacing prevention with an AAI-DDD changeover mode in patients with sinus node disease or atrioventricular block: impact on battery longevity-a substudy of the ANSWER trial. Europace 2016;18:739–46.
  13. Benkemoun H, et al. Optimizing pacemaker longevity with pacing mode and settings programming: results from a pacemaker multicenter registry. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2012;35:403–08.
  14. Gottlieb DJ, et al. Prospective study of obstructive sleep apnea and incident coronary heart disease and heart failure: the sleep heart health study. Circulation. 2010;122:352–60.
  15. Mehra R, et al. Association of nocturnal arrhythmias with sleep-disordered breathing: The Sleep Heart Health Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006;173:910-6.
  16. Monahan K, et al. Relation of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in response to anti-arrhythmic drugs in patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Am J Cardiol. 2012;110:369-72.
  17. Kanagala R, et al. Obstructive sleep apnea and the recurrence of atrial fibrillation. Circulation. 2003;107:2589–94.
  18. Ng CY, et al. Meta-analysis of obstructive sleep apnea as predictor of atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation. Am J Cardiol. 2011;108:47–51.