Miniature Cardiac Monitor
Reveal LINQ offers long-term monitoring of irregular heartbeats.
If you are experiencing rapid or irregular heartbeats and/or fainting spells, you need to know what's causing them. Memorial Hospital offers the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available. This small, wireless monitor is able to provide long-term remote monitoring to help physicians diagnose and monitor irregular heartbeats.
Unlike an external monitor, which is worn outside the body, the Reveal LINQ ICM is implanted just under the skin. In addition, it monitors for up to three years, so it offers a better chance of detecting an irregular event.
How small is it?
The Reveal LINQ ICM is approximately one-third the size of an AAA battery (~1 cc), making it more than 80 percent smaller than other ICMs. While significantly smaller, the device is part of a powerful system that allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years.
In addition to its continuous and wireless monitoring capabilities, the system provides remote monitoring, allowing physicians to request notifications to alert them if their patients have had cardiac events. The Reveal LINQ ICM is indicated for patients who experience symptoms such as dizziness, palpitation, syncope (fainting) and chest pain that may suggest a cardiac arrhythmia, and for patients at increased risk for cardiac arrhythmias.
Minimally invasive placement
Placed just beneath the skin through a small incision of less than one centimeter in the upper left side of the chest, the Reveal LINQ ICM is often nearly invisible to the naked eye once inserted. The device is placed using a minimally invasive insertion procedure, which simplifies the experience for both physicians and their patients. The Reveal LINQ ICM is MR-Conditional, allowing patients to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) if needed.
Connects to MyCareLink™ Patient Monitor
The Reveal LINQ system also includes the new MyCareLink™ Patient Monitor, a simplified remote monitoring system with global cellular technology that transmits patients’ cardiac device diagnostic data to their clinicians from nearly any location in the world.
Schedule an appointment
For more information about the Reveal LINQ and your treatment options, call Dr. McPike at (618) 233-3066.