Heart Monitoring Improves Again

Heart Monitoring Improves Again
(Seattle, WA) -- Cardiologists are excited about yet another improvement in heart-monitoring technology. The Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Heart Monitor is about one-third the size of a triple-A battery. Dr. John Rogers at Scripps Clinic near Los Angeles explains how he implanted one recently in race car driver Chuck Beal.
The Reveal LINQ then transmits data on irregular heartbeats to an external monitor that re-transmits it to the doctor's smart phone, tablet or other device. It's the world's smallest heart-monitoring device so far.
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Dr. John Rogers at Scripps Clinic near Los Angeles says it's easy to implant the monitor using a small incision, and it transmits heart rhythm data to an external device.
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