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FDA panel to review Cameron S-ICD system PMA application

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel said it will review Cameron Health's subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) system's premarket approval (PMA) application on 26 April 2012.

The S-ICD system is a minimally invasive device which detects disorganized heart rhythms caused by ventricular arrhythmias and delivers 80 Joule shock to restore heart’s normal rhythm.

As per the announcement, the FDA advisory panel will review clinical data of the S-ICD system including the results of a pivotal investigational device exemption (IDE) clinical study.

The single-arm, multicenter, prospective IDE study application submitted to the FDA included 330 subjects.

The study was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of the S-ICD system with primary clinical endpoints of arrhythmia conversion efficacy and complication free rate at 6 months for patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

The PMA application including IDE study data was submitted to the FDA in December 2011.

Cameron Health president and CEO Kevin Hykes said the FDA advisory committee meeting represents a step towards obtaining US approval of the S-ICD system.

"We look forward to the opportunity to discuss the safety and efficacy of the S-ICD system with the FDA review team," Hykes added.

"Our clinical data will demonstrate that the S-ICD system is a valuable new treatment option for patients at risk of SCA."