Cellular Access Added to Remote Monitoring Network


May 11, 2010

A cellular accessory has been added to an implantable cardiac device remote monitoring system to make it easier for patients to securely send information to their physicians. The Medtronic M-Link allows transmission of information via the CareLink Network using cellular signals, rather than a telephone landline. The cellular accessory makes remote monitoring accessible to a greater number of eligible patients. It also provides patients with a convenient option to stay connected with their clinic from home, work, or while traveling globally. The device allows Medtronic CareAlert notifications to be transmitted when any of the programmable alert conditions from a patient’s implanted device has occurred. Physicians and nurses can view the transmitted data through a secure Web site, giving them the opportunity for a real-time look at how the patient’s device is functioning. The cellular accessory was introduced in May 2010. For more information: www.medtronic.com