As new-generation cardiac devices and monitoring products converge with wireless technology, medical professionals are acquiring the capability to monitor key patient parameters and implanted device data continuously in near-real time. Wirelessly enabled implantable devices represent a shift in the approach to ambulatory cardiac patient care – one in which patients can remain active while retaining the benefits of caregiver connectivity.
Each of the major cardiac rhythm management (CRM) device companies now offer implantable devices that incorporate wireless technology capable of automatically transmitting device and patient data externally (outside the body). This information is sent or relayed to a data center that is staffed continuously to monitor and filter incoming patient data and notify caregivers of events requiring intervention or follow-up.
The evolution of wireless cardiovascular monitoring technology is extending beyond adding wireless capabilities to existing devices. Design miniaturization and improvements in heart rhythm detection logic are creating opportunities for new classes of ambulatory monitoring devices. The FDA approval of the first wirelessly enabled implantable vital signs monitor in late 2007 allows caregivers to monitor the cardiac health of patients continuously for years rather than the 14 to 21 days typically provided by external monitors. Established players are responding with insertable monitors that are implanted just below the skin.
A detailed analysis of RF-enabled cardiac rhythm management implants is presented in a new and comprehensive report from Applied Data Research. Remote Cardiac Rhythm Management: Devices, Technology, Market Factors, Opportunities and Outlook provides assessments, comparisons, analysis, and forecasts of this expanding market segment.
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