Remote Monitoring Stay connected. Keep going.


With an implanted heart device, ongoing care doesn't end at the implant. It's important to maintain a connection with the doctor or clinic for the life of the device. One of the ways to do this is through remote monitoring.  

What is remote monitoring?

Remote monitoring is a way for the implanted heart device to communicate with the doctor or clinic using a small monitor. This information is sent directly to the doctor or clinic providing them with the information to routinely check the device from wherever the patient is located.

Remote monitoring is prescribed by your doctor to access information that allows them to manage your heart condition and monitor your implanted heart device. The shared information may communicate abnormal heart rhythms or issues with your heart device to your doctor faster.

Staying connected to a doctor

Information from the heart device goes straight to your clinic. The doctor will be alerted if there's a concern.

illustration of how remote monitoring works

CareAlert™ Notifications are available for wireless devices only, and are designated by the clinic. 

Remote Monitoring Download and Set-Up Guide

Watch how you can download and set-up the My CareLink Heart Mobile App for your Medtronic Heart Devices.


MyCareLink monitor upgrade

Telephone companies are updating their cellular networks, which your MyCareLink monitor relies on to send your implanted heart device data to your clinic. Ensure your monitor is compatible with these updated networks, Medtronic is providing a free USB Cellular Stick to connect to your monitor, allowing you to continue sending your implanted heart device data to your clinic. This upgrade does not affect the normal operation of your implanted heart device. Proceed with upcoming transmissions as planned until you receive your free USB Cellular Stick.


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