Cardiac Center of Texas first in North Texas to implant Pacemaker with New Monitor
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon, May 24, 2016 — BIOTRONIK, a global leader in cardio- and endovascular medical technology, today announced the launch of CardioMessenger Smart in the United States. CardioMessenger Smart is a portable monitoring device, about the size of a modern smartphone, that keeps pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), and insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) patients connected to their physician remotely, enabling more efficient care management‑-anywhere in the world. Dr. Akram Khan has implanted the first one of these pacemakers with the CardioMessenger Smart in North Texas.
“The clinical and economic benefits of remote monitoring have been well established over a decade of clinical studies,” stated Dr. Akram Khan of Cardiac Center of Texas. “But these benefits are only realized if patients consistently use the technology. When we make the remote monitoring process easy for patients, we increase the likelihood of patient adherence, which has been demonstrated to improve health outcomes.”
The portability of CardioMessenger Smart helps ensure patient compliance and the consistent transmission of data necessary for physicians to identify and prevent potential cardiac events. CardioMessenger Smart is fully automatic, providing data daily and at the time of an abnormal cardiac event via cellular network to physicians without any involvement or requirement from the patient.