Implantable cardiac monitors (ICM) are small devices used for long-term monitoring of a patient's heart electrical activity to detect irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). The technology can eliminate the need for a bulky external Holter monitor that requires wire leads attached to the patient and can only monitor the patient for 24 - 48 hours.
The small ICMs can be inserted under the skin during an in- office visit. It lasts for several years. The intelligent ICM can automatically detect arrhythmias even when the patient is unaware of these. The device is able to record and store several ECGs covering multiple types of arrhythmias. In combination with BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring, the recordings and additional data is send to the physician on a daily basis. In this way the physician is better informed and can make a diagnosis earlier.
The BIOMONITOR devices are indicated for use in:
- Patients with clinical syndromes or situations at increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias
- Patients who experience transient symptoms that may suggest a cardiac arrhythmia
The device has not been tested for and it is not intended for pediatric use.