Tiny, Insertable Cardiac Monitor Helps Detect Irregular Heartbeats
Southern Ocean Medical Center now offers the Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) to help detect irregular heartbeats. This irregularity can be related to a variety of conditions, including unexplained fainting, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, and unexplained stroke. Because these irregular heartbeats may only occur every now and then, the source of these conditions can be difficult to detect. Long-term heart monitoring can provide physicians with information to make a diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment.
The Reveal LINQ ICM requires a minimally invasive insertion procedure. Benefits of the Reveal LINQ ICM are its small size (the smallest available), it automatically detects and records abnormal heart rhythms for up to three years, and it is safe for use in an MRI setting. The monitor is placed just under the skin of the chest in a simple outpatient procedure, and is not visible in most patients.
Patients then have a small monitor at home, which can also be easily transported during travel. The monitor sends information from the ICM device to a physician automatically over a secure internet server. To learn more about the LINQ monitor and if it may benefit you or a loved one, contact one of the cardiologists at Southern Ocean Medical Center by calling 1-800-DOCTORS.
About Southern Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs. Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health. For more information, visit SouthernOceanMedicalCenter.com or call 1-800-DOCTORS.