Small, Wireless Monitor Provides Long-Term Remote Monitoring to Help Physicians Diagnose and Monitor Irregular Heartbeats
Audrain Medical Center today announced that it is the first hospital in Mid-Missouri to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available.
The Reveal LINQ ICM is approximately one-third the size of a AAA battery (~1 cc), making it more than 80 percent smaller than other ICMs. While significantly smaller, the device is part of a powerful system that allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years, with 20 percent more data memory than its larger predecessor, Reveal® XT.
“This new technology gives our patients a less invasive way to monitor their heart rhythms. The procedure time is shorter, the incision smaller and monitor more comfortable. Other heart monitoring options had uncomfortable patches and interfered with showering. This allows patients to carry on with their daily activities while it monitors for possible cardiac arrhythmias,” said Larry Handlin, DO, Cardiologist.
The Reveal LINQ system also includes the new MyCareLink ™ Patient Monitor, a simplified remote monitoring system with global cellular technology that transmits patients’ cardiac device diagnostic data to their clinicians from nearly any location in the world through cellular technology.