Medtronic Offers Reveal XT Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM)


June 24, 2009

Placed just under the skin of the chest area in a short outpatient procedure, Medtronic's Reveal XT Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) device provides up to three years of continuous heart rhythm monitoring. Reveal XT captures and stores an electrocardiogram (ECG) automatically, according to physician-programmed settings. An additional option to store an ECG is having the patient place a hand-held, pager-sized assistant over the device and pressing a button. Later, a physician analyzes the stored information, which can be transmitted remotely via the Medtronic CareLink Network or viewed during an in-office patient visit. Clinical data available to the physician includes views of individually stored ECG episodes, or longer-term trended diagnostic data via Reveal XT’s Cardiac Compass Report, including daily AF burden, patient activity and average day and night heart rates. Additionally, Medtronic Reveal devices are labeled for use in MRI machines, meaning patients with a device implanted may safely undergo MRI scans under certain conditions.

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