§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been implanted with(a) Sorin S80049 bi-polar leads and (b) Medtronic 4012 leads since 1987; and how many in each case have since died.
§ Mr. Sackville
There is no S80049 pacemaker lead made by Sorin Biomedica.
Data returned on a voluntary basis to the national pacemaker database show that, since 1987, 611 patients were implanted with Sorin Biomedica lead model S800149, 25, of whom have since died, while 954 patients were implanted with Medtronic 4012 lead model, 140 of whom have since died.
In none of the above cases was the cause of death recorded as lead related.