Live Life Without Skipping a Beat
DON’T IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS OF AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT (ARRHYTHMIA)
ABOUT CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA
UP TO 7.1 MILLION PEOPLE
IN THE U.S. HAVE AN
AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT MAY BE
HIGHLY TREATABLE WHEN
AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT CAN
MAKE YOUR RISK OF STROKE
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FIND YOUR RHYTHM
Heart palpitations, fluttering, chest pain or pressure and shortness of breath are all signs of a type of irregular heartbeat called Atrial Fibrillation (or AFIB). Abnormal heart rhythms and changes in heart rate can also cause dizziness or fainting, called syncope. Talk to your doctor right away if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.
HOW IS AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT DIAGNOSED?
After a complete cardiac examination, your doctor will utilize diagnostic tests such as an EKG or Holter Monitor to understand whether your heartbeat is irregular.
Since you may not experience symptoms of atrial fibrillation or syncope while you’re at your doctor’s office, they will likely offer you other options to continuously monitor your heartbeat, such as a Holter Monitor or an Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM). ICMs allow you to record your symptoms and episodes as they occur over an extended period of time.
Confirm Rx™ ICM combines the slimmest ICM design with a smartphone app that allows you to record symptoms and makes monitoring your heart’s rhythm easy, effective, and discreet. Confirm Rx™ ICM is designed to detect arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation that can cause your symptoms such as syncope and heart palpitations.4
The Confirm Rx™ ICM is indicated for the monitoring and diagnostic evaluation of patients who experience unexplained symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, syncope, and shortness of breath, as well as patients who are at risk for cardiac arrhythmias. It is also indicated for patients who have been previously diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or who are susceptible to developing atrial fibrillation.
CONFIRM RX™ ICM
CONTINUOUS HEART MONITORING
USES YOUR SMARTPHONE TO
RECORD EPISODES OF
THE MOBILE APP MAKES IT EASY TO
MONITOR AND SEND YOUR HEART RHYTHM
INFORMATION TO YOUR DOCTOR WITHOUT
INTERRUPTING YOUR DAILY ACTIVITIES
CONFIRM RX™ IS THE
SLIMMEST INSERTABLE CARDIAC
MONITOR AVAILABLE TODAY
WHAT CAUSES AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT?
TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
Make an appointment with your doctor today if you have any symptoms of an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). To prepare for your visit, click the button below for a list of questions that may be helpful to ask your physician or cardiologist.
TREATING AND MANAGING AN
MOVE TO YOUR
An important step to treating and managing an irregular heartbeat could be accurately diagnosing the heart condition using an ICM. Understanding the type and severity of your arrhythmia will help your doctor determine the best treatment pathway. Interventions used to treat an irregular heartbeat include ongoing monitoring, medication, a pacemaker, electrical cardioversion (an electric shock), or potentially an ablation procedure.
- Cdc.gov. (2017). Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet|Data & Statistics|DHDSP|CDC. [online] Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_atrial_fibrillation.htm [Accessed 10 Nov. 2017].
- Fu Q, Levine BD. Pathophysiology of Neurally Mediated Syncope: Role of Cardiac Output and Total Peripheral Resistance. Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical. 2014;184:24-26. doi:10.1016/j.autneu.2014.07.004.
- Heart.org. (2017). AFib Awareness. [online] Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/AFib-awareness_UCM_476637_SubHomePage.jsp [Accessed 10 Nov. 2017].
- ADVERSE EVENTS: Possible adverse events (in alphabetical order) associated with the device, include the following: Allergic reaction, Bleeding, Chronic nerve damage, Erosion, Excessive fibrotic tissue growth, Extrusion, Formation of hematomas or cysts, Infection, Keloid formation and Migration. Refer to the User’s Manual for detailed indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and potential adverse events.
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The Confirm Rx™ ICM is indicated for the monitoring and diagnostic evaluation of patients who experience unexplained symptoms such as: dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, syncope, and shortness of breath, as well as patients who are at risk for other cardiac arrhythmias. It is also indicated for patients who have been previously diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or who are susceptible to developing atrial fibrillation.
There are no known contraindications for the implantation of the Confirm Rx™ ICM. However, the patient’s particular medical condition may dictate whether or not a subcutaneous, chronically implanted device can be tolerated.
Clinicians must log onto Merlin.net™ Patient Care Network to view transmissions from patients’ Confirm Rx™ ICM. On Merlin.net™ PCN they can configure transmission schedule and enable or disable features on patient’s myMerlin™ mobile app. Review of transmissions is dependent on the clinician and may not happen immediately following delivery of such transmissions.
Patients may use their own Android‡ or Apple‡ mobile device to transmit information from their Confirm Rx™ ICM using the myMerlin™ mobile app. To do so the device must be powered on, app must be installed, Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled and data coverage (cellular or Wi-Fi‡) available. The myMerlin™ app provides periodic patient monitoring based on clinician configured settings. Transmission data is resent if not sent successfully. However there are many internal and external factors that can hinder, delay, or prevent acquisition and delivery of ICM and patient information as intended by the clinician. These factors include: patient environment, data services, mobile device operating system and settings, ICM memory capacity, clinic environment, schedule/configuration changes, or data processing.
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