Canadian Patient Receives First Paradym RF Implant by Sorin Group

The system supports smarter and easier device follow-up for both clinicians and patients

The Smartview remote monitoring system enables the patient’s implantable device to communicate stored data wirelessly to the clinic where clinicians can review the information via a secure web application. With the Smartview system, clinicians are automatically notified about critical and significant changes in the patient’s heart condition and device status which may require closer management and remedial action.

Use of the Smartview system allows physicians to focus on the most important clinical and device information. The online reports instantly provide details about the device function for greater insight into a patient’s underlying medical condition. For patients, the Smartview system may reduce the number of office visits and the time spent travelling to and from their clinic for routine device checks. The system is part of a smarter approach to cardiac rhythm management to help increase efficiencies in clinician’s management of a growing number of device patients.

According to Bernard Thibault, Electrophysiologist, M.D., FRCP(C) at Montreal Heart Institute is the ability of the device to transmit information remotely is of great importance to our team, who performed the first PARADYM RF implant in Canada. Routine remote monitoring may reduce clinical patient load as well as reducing the need for patients to travel. The patient remote monitor is a simple one-button interface and it will increase patient acceptance and reduce possible misuse of the device.

The Smartview system has been designed with patient needs in mind, from the initial installation to longer-term follow-up. Device checks can be programmed according to a schedule to meet the specific needs of the patient, including times adaptable to night work shifts and vacation schedules. The Smartview system also provides the capability for patient initiated transmission. At the same time, patients can be assured that the Smartview system is governed by a multi-tier security system that is compliant with Canadian and European directives for data privacy ensuring that patient data are safeguarded.