Vitatron is a Netherlands-based European subsidiary of Medtronic, a worldwide leader in medical technology. It is focused on development and manufacturing of cardiac pacing technology. Once an independently operating Dutch medical company, it was acquired by Medtronic in 1986. Vitatron pacemakers are interrogated and programmed by Medftronic Carelink Model 2090 Programmer for Medtronic and Vitatron Devices, using a separate interface.
- 1956: Vitatron founded
- 1962: First Implantable pacemakers
- 1981: Microprocessor-driven, software-based pacemaker (DPG1)
- 1982: Rate Responsive pacemaker (TX1)
- 1984: Quintech DDD with automatic upper rate behaviour ("mode switch")
- 1988: Daily Learn algorithm (Rhythmyx)
- 1997: First upgradeable pacemaker system with dedicated AF diagnostics, rate and rhythm control therapy.
- 2003: Vitatron goes digital: 1st Vitatron C-Series, the world's first fully digital pacemaker.
- 2004: 2nd Vitatron C-Series, digital, fast pacemaker.
- 2004: Vitatron T-Series: The full picture, digital pacemaker system.
- 2005: Vitatron C-Series, A3 models, a new top line range of digital pacemakers for bradycardic patients.
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