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We are committed to

  • Providing healthcare professionals with the latest information on Sorin Cardiac Rhythm Management technology.
  • Improving understanding of the scientific and technical bases of Sorin devices and therapies and their implications for clinical practice.

New Horizons in Heart Failure Scientific Symposium

  • Founded in 2005, New Horizons in Heart Failure is an annual international physician-led symposium focused on the latest therapies and developments in heart failure patient care. The event provides healthcare professionals with a unique opportunity to share knowledge and personal experience with their peers.

Organized by an independent and internationally renowned faculty, each year the agenda focuses on current and future treatments for heart failure. “We are consistently told by attendees that ‘real world cases’, controversies, and time for meaningful discussion with each other, are the most important ways to learn. This is why we design the symposium around controversies, cases and more cases.”

Angelo Auricchio, David Hayes, Fransiscon Leyva, Philippe Mabo

Partnership with EHRA

Sorin Group is an educational partner of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). Every year we participate in educational courses on Cardiac Pacing, ICD, and Cardiac Resynchronization. In addition, we have worked together with EHRA on the development of various educational webinars which are designed to give healthcare professionals the opportunity to update their scientific knowledge and get practical tips for their daily practice with the help of leading experts.


Open to all healthcare professionals, the Sorin Advanced Center for Continuous Education on Scientific Solutions (ACCESS) conducts high quality training programs in a state-of-the-art facility located near Paris in Clamart, France. 

International Environment

Training courses are delivered by internationally recognized experts who have a passion for sharing their knowledge. ACCESS speakers and members come from more than 10 different countries. In this unique multicultural environment, members benefit from exchanging information on best practices and experiences from a variety of clinical settings.

Tailor-Made Programs

Whether you are an experienced physician, allied professional or EP fellow, the ACCESS curriculum is tailored to suit your needs and availability while offering you the most advanced clinical and technical training.
We focus on adapting the curriculum to the level of experience and clinical needs of participants.
Custom programs can also be built for groups of professionals who share an interest in particular subjects or who require more specific training needs.
If you wish to receive additional information on our programs, please contact your local sales representative or visit our contact us section. 

Tech Corner

Tech Corner is an online resource dedicated to healthcare professionals who are interested in the features and algorithms of Sorin Group devices.
The articles in the Tech Corner contain in-depth technical descriptions of our current technologies. If you have any comments or feedback on the content you find here, please contact your local sales representative or visit our contact us section.

SonR CRT Optimization

SonR is a specific sensor, located at the tip of the atrial lead (SonRtip),that picks up micro-accelerations of the heart walls to derive information pertaining to cardiac contractility. The Sorin SonR algorithm automatically determines the optimal VV and AV delays during rest and exercise by using the endocardial acceleration signal measured by the SonRtip lead. In addition, the SonR signal is recorded during tachyarrhythmia episodes to show acute variations of cardiac contractility.

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The Sleep Apnea Monitoring (SAM) function has been designed to detect, count and report abnormal breathing events during the night. This provides the physician with automatic screening of pacemaker patients for the risk of severe Sleep Apnea. Correlated with the gold standard Apnea-Hypopnea Index1, the 6-month trend data of SAM helps to monitor patients at risk. Screening and monitoring patients with severe Sleep Apnea may lead to earlier and more optimal management of cardiovascular comorbidities2, such as AF and HF.

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Unnecessary ventricular pacing increases the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure hospitalization. SafeR is an algorithm that ensures 99.9% intrinsic conduction, significantly reducing unnecessary pacing. SafeRTM reduces unnecessary right ventricular pacing in both Sinus Node Disease patients and unselected AV Block patients.

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Dual Sensor

The goal of rate adaptive pacing is to provide an increase in heart rate via an increase in cardiac pacing in response to metabolic needs: this would include during periods of exercise, but also during disease states and emotional reactions. The dual sensor technology is a combination of an accelerometer and minute ventilation for efficient rate response to chronotropic incompetence. It has been designed to blend information from accelerometer and minute ventilation sensors for a more physiologic rate response.

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Rest Rate

Rest rate is related to rate adaptive pacing. While rate adaptive pacing increases the pacing rate to address patient demands, the rest rate algorithm uses similar data to slow the pacing rate below the programmed basic rate. In this manner, it can reproduce circadian variations without the constraint of being set by a clock schedule. In addition, rest rate has the added benefits of potentially reducing percent pacing and therefore extending battery life, and may offer patients a more physiological pacing rate.

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  3. FMS

  4. WARAD

  5. Automatic Sensitivity Control

  6. ATP in the Fast VT zone




  1. AHI, recorded using night polysomnography (= number of events / number of hours of sleep)

  2. Butt M, Dwivedi G, Khair O, Lip G. Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. International Journal of Cardiology 139 (2010) 7–16

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