Medtronic launches mobile app to support pacemakersMarch 5, 2019
Medtronic plc has launched MyCareLink Heart mobile app to support the portfolio of pacemakers that can communicate directly with patients’ smartphones and tablets.
Compatible with Medtronic BlueSync technology-enabled pacemakers, the MyCareLink Heart mobile app is designed to securely and wirelessly send device data to the Medtronic CareLink network via smart technology, eliminating the need for a dedicated bedside monitor or other remote monitoring hardware.
BlueSync technology-enabled pacemakers include the Azure pacemaker and Percepta, Serena and Solara quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps). Data collected by these devices is encrypted and sent to the CareLink network through the MyCareLink Heart mobile app, providing physicians with timely alerts on clinically-relevant patient events. The app also makes select pacemaker data easily accessible to patients including transmission success history, pacemaker battery information, answers to common questions about living with a pacemaker, and updates on physical activity.
MyCareLink Heart Mobile App provides patients with information about transmissions that have been sent to their doctors, as well as confirmation when transmissions are received by physicians. It also allows patients to record weight, blood pressure and heart rate in the app, and to track these measurements over time to help better understand health status. This information is only stored on their mobile device; it is not sent to the clinic.
Further. the app allows patients to catalogue symptomatic events which can be reviewed with their physicians during in-person clinic visits.