About this briefing
Medtech innovation briefings summarise the published evidence and information available for individual medical technologies. The briefings provide information to aid local decision-making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals.
Medtech innovation briefings aim to present information and critically review the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant evidence, but contain no recommendations and are not formal NICE guidance.
This briefing was developed for NICE by Cedar. The interim process & methods statement sets out the process NICE uses to select topics, and how the briefings are developed, quality-assured and approved for publication.
Dr James Evans, Research Associate, Cedar
Mrs Kathleen Withers, Senior Evaluation Scientist, Cedar
Dr Helen Morgan, Researcher, Cedar
Dr Judith White, Research Associate, Cedar
The following specialist commentators provided comments on a draft of this briefing:
Dr Sern Lim, Consultant cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Dr Stephen Murray, Consultant cardiologist, Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Andrew Penney, Cardiac Device Service Manager/ Lead Cardiac Physiologist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Miss Sarah James, Cardiac physiologist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Dr Stephen Murray has received consultancy fees and educational grants from Medtronic, St Jude Medical, Biosense Webster and Boston Scientific. Dr Murray has also received educational grants from Pfizer and Astra Zeneca.
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