Patients with Medtronic heart devices with Bluetooth® wireless telemetry can use their smartphone to automatically transfer device data via the MyCareLink Heart app. The app is free, and information can be sent on a scheduled basis or any time a doctor requests heart device data from a patient.
Click to see the app in action. All patient and clinical data are fictitious and for demonstration purposes only.
My Heart Device
Displays implant date, pacemaker’s name, model number, and serial number — as well as patient’s clinic information.
Has information about transmissions sent from a patient’s pacemaker to their clinic.
My Vitals Tracking*
Used to record weight, blood pressure, and heart rate measurements — and track these measurements over time.
My Symptom Journal*
Used to create a log of symptoms to share with doctor at an in-office visit.
Has information about a patient’s activity level. The app uses data from the patient's pacemaker to create daily, weekly, and monthly views of physical activity.
Provides information about living with a heart device.
For successful transmissions, Wi-Fi or cellular data access is required.
Mobile device and operating system (OS) requirements to support the MyCareLink Heart mobile app will change over time. Patients may need to update or replace their mobile devices or OS to use the app to transfer data between their heart devices and the Medtronic CareLink network.
Promotes patient satisfaction1
Results in increased clinic efficiencies2
Sets the foundation for future technologies
Data input here stays on patients' phones; it does not get sent to clinics. If patients have a medical emergency, they should call 911.
Cronin EM, Ching EA, Varma N, Martin DO, Wilkoff BL, Lindsay BD. Remote monitoring of cardiovascular devices: a time and activity analysis. Heart Rhythm. December 2012;9(12):1947-1951.
Varma N. Remote monitoring of patients with CIEDs following the updated recommendations — Easing or adding to postimplant responsibilities? Cont Cardiol Educ. December 2016;2(4):198-204.
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