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Important Safety Information

Heart Failure

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Additional Device Information

A Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) system delivers therapies to treat patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers. A CRT ICD also delivers therapies to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders or who are at significant risk of developing heart rhythm disorders. A CRT ICD is placed inside your body and works automatically.

An implantable CRT pacemaker system relieves symptoms of heart rhythm disturbances. It does this by restoring normal heart rates. A normal heart rate provides your body with the proper amount of blood circulation. The pacemaker system is intended for patients who need rate-adaptive pacing or chronic pacing or for patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers.

Risks associated with these implantable device systems include, but are not limited to, infection at the surgical site and/or sensitivity to the device material, failure to deliver therapy when it is needed, or receiving extra therapy when it is not needed. After receiving a CRT pacemaker or CRT ICD system, you will have limitations with magnetic and electromagnetic radiation, electric or gas powered appliances, and tools with which you are allowed to be in contact.

Treatment with these implantable device systems is prescribed by your physician. This treatment is not for everyone. Please talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. Your physician should discuss all potential benefits and risks with you. Although many patients benefit from the use of this treatment, results may vary.


Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Implantable Pacemaker

Additional Device Information

A Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Implantable Pacemaker system delivers therapies to treat patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers.

An implantable CRT pacemaker system relieves symptoms of heart rhythm disturbances. It does this by restoring normal heart rates. A normal heart rate provides your body with the proper amount of blood circulation. The pacemaker system is intended for patients who need rate-adaptive pacing or chronic pacing or for patients who may benefit from synchronizing the pumping of the heart chambers.

Risks associated with these implantable device systems include, but are not limited to, infection at the surgical site and/or sensitivity to the device material, failure to deliver therapy when it is needed, or receiving extra therapy when it is not needed. After receiving a CRT pacemaker system, you will have limitations with magnetic and electromagnetic radiation, electric or gas powered appliances, and tools with which you are allowed to be in contact.

Treatment with these implantable device systems is prescribed by your physician. This treatment is not for everyone. Please talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. Your physician should discuss all potential benefits and risks with you. Although many patients benefit from the use of this treatment, results may vary.


Medtronic Patient/Home Monitor

Additional Device Information

Medtronic MyCareLink™ Patient Monitor, Medtronic CareLink® Monitor and Medtronic CareLink™ Patient Information Site

The Medtronic MyCareLink™ Patient Monitor and the CareLink® Monitor are prescription devices indicated for use in the transfer of patient data from some Medtronic implantable cardiac devices based on physician instructions and as described in the product manuals. The CareLink Patient Information Site is intended to provide patients, their friends / family and caregivers messages regarding transmission status of patient device diagnostic data to the CareLink Network. Transmissions to the CareLink Network sent via cellular connectivity are subject to cellular service availability. The monitor must be on and in range of the device in order to wirelessly receive data from your implanted device. Web browsers currently supported by the CareLink Patient Information Site are: Microsoft® Internet Explorer for Windows Version 8.x and Version 9.x, Mozilla Firefox® for Windows Version 13.x, Google Chrome™ for Windows Version 20.x. CareLink Patient Information Site availability may be unavailable at times due to maintenance or updates, or due to coverage being unavailable in your area.

These products are not a substitute for appropriate medical attention in the event of an emergency and should only be used as directed by a physician.

The Medtronic CareLink Service is prescribed by your physician. This service is not for everyone. Please talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. Your physician should discuss all potential benefits and risks with you. Although many patients benefit from the use of this service, results may vary.