News | July 15, 2008

St. Jude Gets FDA Approval For Wireless Transmitter to Monitor Implanted Cardiac Devices

July 16, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. this week said it received FDA approval of the [email protected] transmitter, an RF wireless technology that remotely monitors patients’ implanted cardiac devices.

The transmitter supports the St. Jude Medical Current RF and Promote RF family of devices and works in conjunction with the St. Jude Medical data management system, Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN).

Until recently, patients with implanted cardiac devices were typically required to visit doctors’ offices several times per year to have their device performance checked. With the advent of transmitters capable of downloading and transmitting device data over telephone lines, the company said patients are now able to initiate and perform many of these follow-ups in their own homes.

Since the transmitter initiates the scheduled follow-up and uses RF wireless telemetry to download data from the device, the entire follow-up procedure is conducted without any direct patient involvement. The only requirement is that each patient remains within range of the transmitter while it reads his or her device, the company said. Patients also may initiate data transmissions as instructed by their physicians.

The [email protected] transmitter is transportable and can be set-up wherever a standard phone line is available, typically by the bedside for data transmission while the patient sleeps. Data downloaded by the [email protected] transmitter is sent to Merlin.net PCN, a secure, Internet-based data management system, where it is stored for review by the patient’s physician.

The [email protected] transmitter also monitors cardiac devices outside of regularly scheduled follow-ups. The system can perform daily checks to monitor for alerts about device performance or about patient heart rhythms that may have been detected by the implanted device. Merlin.net PCN can be programmed to alert a physician directly - including an on-call physician outside normal business hours - in the event that the monitored data reveals an episode the physician needs to know about as soon as possible.

The [email protected] transmitter will be available in the U.S. early this fall and internationally in the fourth quarter.

For more information: www.sjm.com

Related Content

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use an adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer.

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use a small, adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer. 

Feature | ECG | September 27, 2018
Advances in the technology of wearable cardiac monitors are improving both the experience of the patient and the effe
HeartSciences MyoVista ECG Device Shows Promise in Detecting Abnormal Cardiac Function
News | ECG | April 27, 2018
HeartSciences announced the results of a clinical study of its electrocardiography device that applies continuous...
ECG Study of NBA Players Shows Need for Sport-Specific Normative Data and Guidelines
News | ECG | December 08, 2017
Cardiologists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center compared electrocardiographic findings...
HeartSciences Announces CE Mark and European Launch of MyoVista High Sensitivity ECG

Just as a Doppler radar color image shows the energy of a storm, MyoVista provides physicians a detailed visual image of the energy distribution during the cardiac cycle.

News | ECG | August 22, 2017
HeartSciences announced the European launch of the MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph (hsECG) Testing Device...
AUM Cardiovascular Receives FDA Approval for CADence ECG Device
Technology | ECG | August 08, 2017
AUM Cardiovascular announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for CADence, a...
More Than 20 Percent of Low-Risk Patients Receive Annual ECG
News | ECG | July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017 — More than one in five Ontario patients receive an ...
Heart Test Laboratories, HTL, MyoVista ECG, common stock offering
News | ECG | January 31, 2017
Heart Test Laboratories Inc. (HTL) has successfully raised $12 million by way of a Common Stock private placement...
AirStrip One, ECG management, web client, U.S. clearance
Technology | ECG | October 11, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(K) Class II clearance to a web client for the AirStrip One...
Carestream, Vue Motion universal viewer, ECG waveforms, diagnostic reading, FDA clearance

Image courtesy of Carestream Health

Technology | ECG | November 20, 2015
Carestream has obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for diagnostic reading of electrocardiogram (...
CardioSecur mobile ECG, 22-lead, 360 degree view of the heart, CardioSecur Pro

Image courtesy of CardioSecur

Technology | ECG | October 08, 2015
Personal MedSystems introduced the first and only 22-lead mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) system, CardioSecur, at the...
Overlay Init