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Medtronic: Reveal LINQ

Reveal LINQ is a small device comparable to that of a stick of gum. It continuously monitors heart rhythms and records them both automatically and manually using a hand-held patient assist.

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The monitor records before, during and after a fainting spell or episode. Abnormal rhythms such as tachycardia (fast heartbeat), and bradycardia (slow heartbeat) are recorded and sent to your doctor automatically. The information is recorded like that of and ECG (echocardiogram). This is like an ultrasound of the heart that uses high pitch sound waves to produce echoes that are then transformed into a picture by a transducer. The battery life is said to last three years, and that is the maximum time said to be safe to have the monitor inserted. A local anesthetic is applied to the insertion spot. Then, a small incision is made and the LINQ device is inserted using and insertion device. Just like any other procedure, there is a risk of infection and sensitivity. However, no severe risks have been reported.

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MyCareLink Patient Monitor reduces appointment time, and sends the information from the LINQ device through cellular signals. It plugs in to a regular wall outlet and can be kept at home.

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Reveal Patient Assistant is about the size of a deck of cards. This battery operated monitor can be taken with you to record information from the LINQ device on the go.

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