If you have an implanted heart device, ongoing care doesn't end at the implant. It's important to maintain a connection with your doctor or clinic for the life of your device. One of the best ways to do this is through remote monitoring.
Today, millions of people implanted with heart devices are remotely monitored. Stay connected to your care team from the comfort of your home or wherever you’re traveling.
Remote monitoring is a way for your implanted heart device to communicate with your doctor or clinic using a small bedside monitor or an app on your smartphone/tablet monitor, potentially reducing the number of times you have to travel to your clinic for an implanted heart device check.
Studies show that remote monitoring:
Remote monitoring is prescribed by your doctor. It provides easy access to information that allows your doctor to:
Hear what patients have to say about their experiences with remote monitoring.
Information from your heart device goes straight to your clinic. Your doctor will be alerted if there's a concern.*
CareAlert™ Notifications are available for wireless devices only, and are designated by your clinic.
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