St. Jude Medical's Confirm implantable cardiac monitor (ICM), a compact device is designed to help physicians diagnose abnormal heart rhythms.
The SJM Confirm ICM features programmable event triggers, which enable physicians to program the device to automatically capture and record up to 60 seconds before and after a cardiac event. The device has a three-year life span. It is compatible with the St. Jude Medical Merlin Patient Care System, a portable computer designed to help physicians access and analyze diagnostic information and print full-size comprehensive data reports. It also allows remote monitoring so patients can send data directly to their physicians.
The SJM Confirm ICM will be launched in October 2008, the company said.