Small, Wireless Monitor Provides Long-Term Remote Monitoring to Help Physicians Diagnose and Monitor Irregular Heartbeats
(Anaheim, CA)- Today, Anaheim Global Medical Center announced the insertion of its first Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available. The patient, Gilberto Bareno, has experienced two episodes of unexplained loss of consciousness and extensive diagnostic tests that did not reveal the cause of his symptoms. After a quick 10-minute procedure, cardiologists can now immediately monitor Mr. Bareno’s cardiac performance.
Although the monitoring device is only one-third the size of a AAA battery, the device is part of a powerful system that allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years. It is also best suited for patients who experience symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, fainting and chest pain that may suggest a cardiac arrhythmia, and for patients at increased risk for cardiac arrhythmias.
“The cardiac monitoring device is the latest in cardiac monitoring technology. With an incision size of less than 1 centimeter, the insertion line is often nearly invisible to the naked eye once inserted,” said Suzanne Richards, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Operations for KPC Health. “After the procedure, Mr. Bareno was not only fully functional, with little-to-no side effects, but was able to take a vacation shortly after the procedure. With this technology, our cardiologists are now able to immediately monitor Mr. Bareno’s condition and will be able to provide a personalized treatment plan.”
Anaheim Global Medical Center has a deep history of superior cardiac care. The facility provides advanced diagnostic and interventional cardiac treatments as well as a wide range of cardiac care options; including their Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.