Cardiac physiologist Colin Kean, in charge of the cardiac monitor
service at Yorkhill, said: "Shannon is a delightful, bright, happy child who is an inspiration to us all.
The CARISMA (Cardiac Arrhythmias and Risk Stratification after Myocardial Infarction) trial, published today in Circulation, is the first study to investigate the incidence and prognostic significance of arrhythmias documented by an insertable cardiac monitor
among this patient population.
However, the incidence of cardiovascular disease is growing rapidly, resulting in an increase in demand for cardiac monitor
equipment (for identifying early stages of heart disease).
The Implantable Cardiac Monitor
is a small, thin device, about the size of a 50-cent piece (or the size of the smallest pacemakers), which continuously monitors the electrical activity of the heart, the ECG.
The Personal Diagnostic Manager (PDM) is a hand-held, multipurpose device that automatically retrieves and stores relevant ECG data from the implanted cardiac monitor
and securely relays the information through a base station to the monitoring center.
Physicians now have the ability to choose the cardiac monitor
most suited for the individual needs of patients.
NYSE:MDT) today announced the European introduction of the Reveal([R])DX, a new Insertable Cardiac Monitor
that offers diagnostic and monitoring information related to syncope (fainting) in patients.