Boston Scientific releases data from Latitude management system
10 May 2007 00:00 in Medical Company Product News
Boston Scientific has this week announced the release of remote monitoring data from 10,000 patients using the company's wireless Latitude patient management system.
The management system detected a number of incidents of sustained atrial arrhythmias in patients for over 24 hours and others who received shock therapy to treat spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias.
Boston Scientific reports that the data collated by the system was the largest amount collected in one year from the wireless remote monitoring of patients with implantable cardiac devices.
Latitude can monitor practically all cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator and implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients between follow-up treatments to inform doctors of any relevant clinical events.
Leslie A Saxon, chief of the division of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Southern California, said; "The ability to detect and notify clinicians of these types of events sooner can impact patient outcomes."
She gave the example of patients suffering from heart failure exhibiting atrial fibrillation, noting that early identification of potentially asymptomatic arrhythmia can facilitate early treatment to reduce the risk of stroke.
In November 2006, Boston Scientific announced the integration of remote device information from the Latitude system with the Centricity system from GE Healthcare for the improvement of medical records.
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