News | December 20, 2006

Doctors Implant Tiny Cardiac Monitoring Device

The first patients to receive a new, implanted heart-monitoring device underwent procedures recently at the Clinica Marbella in Panama City, Panama.

The Sleuth Implantable ECG Monitoring System from Transoma Medical is a small medical device about the size of a 50-cent coin, was placed under the skin and continuously monitors the patient's heart.

The device gathers cardiac information and then automatically and regularly forwards it to a computer for physician review. The data is triaged by certified cardiac technicians, and reports of relevant cardiac event data are forwarded to the physician.

"This procedure required only a short amount of time and was much simpler than implanting a pacemaker,” said Jose Alberto Arrocha, M.D., one of two physicians who performed the procedures. “The Sleuth system is transmitting data as expected and is operating very smoothly. As a physician, I look forward to having more detailed, timely data to diagnose conditions and prescribe the right therapy for individual patients. I also believe my patients will find this system easy to use."

"Certain cardiac conditions that occur infrequently, including unexplained syncope (fainting) and arrhythmias, are particularly challenging to diagnose," said Dr. Andrew Krahn, director of the Arrhythmia Monitoring Unit, London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada, who attended the Sleuth implants. "This remote monitoring system will be an important advancement in technology to monitor and improve the care of patients with chronic heart disease."

For more information, visit www.transomamedical.com.

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