There’s a new pacemaker, called the “Eluna” pacemaker. This pacemaker combines pacemaker technology with monitoring technologies to offer patients better care.
With unique event-triggered IEGM transmissions, the new BIOTRONIK pacemaker series innovates advanced patient monitoring and allows physicians to receive an IEGM along with a notification if atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs. By notifying physicians of clinical events quickly and reliably, patient therapy can be adapted at the earliest stage possible, preventing the worsening of a patient’s condition and the occurrence of secondary diseases. Since nearly 25 percent of pacemaker patients suffer from AF, a type of atrial tachyarrhythmia that can be difficult to detect due to its silent nature, continuous and reliable monitoring is crucial.1 BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring is proven to have the most reliable data transmission rates yet.
IEGM stands for “intra cardiac electrograms.” They’re basically the recordings of electrical activity within the heart chambers.
Studies show that the device’s ability to monitor patient’s heart rates reduces mortality in patients by more than 50% simply because doctors can react to problems a lot faster.
This device also includes an MRI full-body scan technology, giving doctors even more powerful diagnosis tools.
Like many new medical technologies it may be some time before one shows up “at a hospital near you.” But they are showing up.
This blog will continue to keep you updated as these new pacemakers begin appearing in hospitals.
What do you think of this technology? If you had to have a pacemaker at all would you choose this one or the more tried-and-true technology?
Please let me know in the comments below.