BRAMPTON, ON–(Marketwired – May 13, 2014) – Medtronic of Canada today announced it has received Health Canada license for the Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available for patients with irregular heartbeats, unexplained syncope (fainting), or unexplained stroke.
Remotely monitored pacemaker patients devices may get a major leg up over patients without the extra surveillance, researchers reported today during Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.
By Lisa Fratt
By the time Cameron Shearing arrived at the South Shore Hospital Emergency Department (ED) during a December snowstorm, he wasn’t breathing. He didn’t have much time. The two-year-old had aspirated a chocolate-covered pretzel, which sent tiny bits of material into his lungs.
Digital health startup InfoBionic secured $17 million in Series B financing in support of its remote patient monitoring platform.
InfoBionic plans to use the funds to commercialize its MoMe monitoring platform, which utilizes cloud, smartphone and web services that connect with sensors worn by patients. The company’s current focus is on cardiac arrhythmias.
By Lisa Fratt
The jury is still out on telemedicine. Proponents and many patients appreciate its ability to deliver virtual patient care and to extend the reach of experts beyond the brick-and-mortar setting of a hospital. But the real question about telemedicine is: Does it make it difference? Does is it improve care and if so, in what circumstances?