Expanded Patient History Available With Remote Monitoring System


May 11, 2010

A software upgrade provides enhanced functionality, including the ability to view an expanded history of a patient’s remote follow-up data for electrophysiology (EP) devices. The Latitude 6.0 software is an upgrade to Boston Scientific’s Latitude patient management system, which allows remote monitoring of patients with implantable cardiac devices.

The system can detect changes in a patient’s heart health status between scheduled follow-up visits and send relevant data and alerts directly to physicians.

In 2009, the system detected more than 7,000 patients with at least one event of atrial arrhythmia. Patients with atrial arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, particularly those with heart failure, are at increased risk of stroke. By identifying atrial arrhythmias earlier, physicians have the opportunity to intervene with treatments that may reduce patient risks.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the upgrade in May 2010.

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