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switched to the mobile app from bedside
monitors.
Because smartphone technology is constantly
advancing - along with consumer
expectations for simpler, more convenient,
more intuitive experiences - we are
continuously upgrading our patient
mobile app. Now the app-based monitoring
is available to patients across the
entire cardiac device portfolio.
And the third technology milestone for
remote cardiac monitoring was the development
of a new generation of sensors,
data, and diagnostics. Our investments in
research, technology, and product development
allowed us to develop new physiologic
sensors and apply predictive analytics.
In 2014, we launched our first miniaturized
insertable cardiac monitor, the Reveal
LINQ™ICM. Now in its fifth generation,
this device is inserted under the skin and
monitors the heartbeat. Medtronic ICMs
leverage a sophisticated, precise atrial fibrillation
detection algorithm, deep miniaturization,
and link to a mobile management
and monitoring service. The advanced
technology is producing more exact data -
patients are 4.3 times more likely to reach
a suspected atrial fibrillation diagnosis
with a Medtronic ICM in 12 months compared
to a one-time 30-day monitor.
Can you sum up what these engineering
advances mean to the average cardiac
device user today?
In a word, this technology means freedom.
Freedom for patients to get on with
their lives, knowing they can have remote
connectivity of their pacemaker or defibrillator's
operation to their healthcare pro -
vider through these technologies. The
patient has basic visibility to their device
just by checking an app on their smartphone,
for example. With advanced technology
widely available - more than 1.5
million patients monitored - patients can
expect this type of freedom in their healthcare
experiences. Beyond that, the precision,
reliability, and personalization of
these remote monitoring devices means
greater peace of mind - so reassuring to
heart patients.
Does the current technology ecosystem
give any clues as to what's next for remote
cardiac monitoring?
We're seeing a wider variety of remote
monitoring technology - from wearables
to new smartphone apps - now available
to monitor, diagnose and/or treat diverse
health conditions, due to COVID-19.
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Likewise, I'm confident we'll see increasingly
convenient and personalized solutions
for more people with a variety of
heart conditions - solutions that are integrated
across patient and physician platforms
and devices, for more meaningful
and accessible insights into a range of
physiologic factors.
Along the way, our growing mastery of
user-experience and patient-centric focus
design will continue to simplify and
improve the way we interact with these
devices as well. And finally, as our predictive
analytics grow, these technologies
should be able to better forecast potential
heart health problems. And with our rapidly
aging population - and heart disease
now the #2 cause of death in the U.S. after
COVID-19 - that could be life-changing
for millions.
Sherrie Trigg
Editor and Director of Medical Content
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