Medtronic is launching in the U.S. the SEEQ Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) system, a wireless monitor used to detect and analyze cardiac arrhythmias. The system was originally developed by Corventis and was called NUVANT (see flashbacks below) before Medtronic purchased the company.
The SEEQ MCT is worn on the chest for up to 30 days, a much more comfortable proposition than bulky Holter monitors and their wires. It provides a continuous single lead ECG signal that is recorded by the device and then wirelessly sent via Bluetooth over to the Medtronic Monitoring Center thanks to an accompanying transmitter module. The center, where certified cardiac techs watch the incoming data 24 hours a day, will pass on interesting readings to the patient’s cardiologist.
The system automatically turns on and begins its monitoring as soon as it’s attached to the skin via a patch. It’s waterproof and can be worn while sleeping, showering, and exercising.
Here’s a patient info video about the SEEQ:
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