News | March 19, 2009

Sorin Group, Orange Business Services to Develop Remote Monitoring for Cardiac Patients

March 19, 2009 - Sorin Group and Orange Business Services today entered into an agreement to develop and service a remote monitoring solution for patients implanted with cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices.

This new solution is based on Sorin’s implanted CRM devices’ ability to send data to a non-invasive monitoring system located at the patient’s home and on Orange Business Services’ capabilities to manage the transmission of the data to the physician. The solution will facilitate the follow-up care of patients by transmitting data electronically from patients’ implanted cardiac devices to their physicians, without the patients leaving their homes. Using these data, physicians can detect arrhythmia or cardiac disease progression and provide timely therapy, which may reduce the need for hospitalization and improve the patients’ quality of life.

Patients with CRM devices require regular check-ups with their physicians to ensure their devices are functioning properly and the appropriate therapy is being delivered. Managing a growing number of patients implanted with CRM devices, as well as the related follow-up, is increasingly demanding for clinicians. The companies said introduction of a remote monitoring system, which provides caregivers access to comprehensive data recorded by the implanted device while the patient is at home, represents a significant milestone in patient management.

Developed in close collaboration with expert cardiologists, the intelligent discrimination algorithms and data embedded into Sorin Group pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices provide caregivers with specific information regarding the device behavior and the patient’s condition.

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