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FOCUSON™ FOR NEUROLOGY

Monitoring and triaging service for your cryptogenic stroke patients

 

WHY USE REVEAL LINQ™ FOR CRYPTOGENIC STROKE MONITORING?

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

  • Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia that may be the origin of a stroke
  • Patients with AF have a five-fold increased stroke risk1
  • Continuous monitoring reveals AF in about 30% of cryptogenic stroke patients and is superior to standard of care for the detection of AF2
  • 88% of patients who had AF would have been missed if only monitored for 30 days2*

 

CRYSTAL AF STUDY RESULTS

  • Reveal™ ICM is superior to standard monitoring for AF detection in cryptogenic stroke patients2
  • 30 days of monitoring is not enough for AF detection in cryptogenic stroke2

 

REVEAL LINQ™

  • Reveal LINQ™ ICM System transforms your ability to diagnose AF with its proven AF detection algorithm
  • With up to 3 YEARS of continuous cardiac monitoring

2016 ESC Atrial Fibrillation GUIDELINES3

LONG-TERM CARDIAC MONITORING RECOMMENDED FOR CRYPTOGENIC STROKE PATIENTS

  • The ESC guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation recommends long-term monitoring in patients with cryptogenic stroke
  • Developed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) together with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)
  • These guidelines are endorsed by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO)

 

Class Level Recommendation
IIa B In stroke patients, additional ECG monitoring by long-term non-invasive ECG monitors or implanted loop recorders should be considered to document silent atrial fibrillation3.

 

Barrier – reliance on Cardiology

  • All raw ECG data needs to be interpreted by the cardiology department within the hospital
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SOLUTION - FOCUSONTM

  • Expertise in ECG analysis
  • Focus on the 20% that matters3
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WHAT IS FOCUSONTM?

FOCUSON Neurology

FOCUSON™ is a monitoring and triaging service designed to help healthcare professionals save time whilst enabling better outcomes.

FOCUSON Neurology

Our aim is simple: we want to help hospital clinical teams focus on the clinically actionable events transmitted by their patients, which represents just 20% of the total.4

FOCUSON Neurology

To achieve this, thanks to the cardiac expertise of the FOCUSON™ team, the incoming data is monitored, triaged and reported according to clinic preference: turning cardiac data into timely, actionable insights.

THE CONTINUOUS FOCUSONTM PROCESS

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Remote monitoring of patients

The CareLink™ Network receives data from patients with Medtronic implantable cardiac devices.

Monitoring and triaging service

The FOCUSON™ team monitors and triages all incoming CareLink™ data according to hospital customisations. The hospital clinical teams are then alerted about clinically actionable events via telephone, email and the FOCUSON™ Platform.

Hospital clinical teams

Teams are promptly alerted on urgent information, so they have more time to spend with patients and with those that need immediate care.

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FOCUSONTM BENEFITS

FOCUSON Neurology

FOCUSON™ analysis performed by a highly skilled and experienced team of ECG technicians.

FOCUSON Neurology

Prompt communication of clinically relevant events enables swift actions to treat patients.

FOCUSON Neurology

Prioritised and proactive communication frees up resources, so more patients can be seen and treated.


References

1

Wolf PA, Abbott RD, Kannel WB. Atrial fibrillation: a major contributor to stroke in the elderly. The Framingham Study. Arch Intern Med. 1987 Sep;147(9):1561-4.

2

Sanna T, Diener HC, Passman RS, et al. Cryptogenic stroke and underlying atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med. June 26, 2014;370(26):2478-2486.

3

Kirchhof P, Benussi S, Kotecha D, et al. 2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Nov;50(5):e1-e88. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

4

Medtronic data on file from more than 500 patients monitored and triaged. 

* Based on Kaplan Meier estimates