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Tuesday marked a first for Medical Center Hospital as it implanted a new cardiac monitoring devise with just an injection.
ODESSA, TX (BIG 2 NEWS) -- Tuesday marked a first for Medical Center Hospital as it implanted a new cardiac monitoring devise with just an injection.

Here's the full release from Medical Cent Health System --

Today, Medical Center Hospital was the first hospital in the Permian Basin and among the first hospitals in Texas to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available.

The Reveal LINQ ICM is approximately one-third the size of a AAA battery (~1 cc), making it more than 80 percent smaller than other ICMs. While significantly smaller, the device is part of a powerful system that allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient's heart for up to three years, with 20 percent more data memory than its larger predecessor, Reveal(r) XT.

In addition to its continuous and wireless monitoring capabilities, the system provides remote monitoring through the Carelink(r) Network. Through the Carelink Network, physicians can request notifications to alert them if their patients have had cardiac events. The Reveal LINQ ICM is indicated for patients who experience symptoms such as dizziness, palpitation, syncope (fainting) and chest pain that may suggest a cardiac arrhythmia, and for patients at increased risk for cardiac arrhythmias.

Placed just beneath the skin through a small incision of less than 1 cm in the upper left side of the chest, the Reveal LINQ ICM is often nearly invisible to the naked eye once inserted. The device is placed using a minimally invasive insertion procedure, which simplifies the experience for both physicians and their patients. The Reveal LINQ ICM is MR-Conditional, allowing patients to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) if needed.



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