Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor

Posted by jigglejaws94 @jigglejaws94, Oct 12, 2016

Just curious if anyone else has a Reveal LINQ implant ?? I had one inserted in July of this year to monitor my palpitations. I have had palpitations for years but earlier this year they changed (at least for a while) and I experienced shortness of breath and pain with the palpitations.

I just think this is really cool technology.

@crashnam

Curious if anyone who has this system is having problems with the automatic transmissions to cardiologist office. Had mine since 11/27/17 and it has not yet transmitted automatically to my cardiologist. I was alerted by my cardio that it had not transmitted at all the first month I had it. I sent a manual transmission and worked fine. Called the troubleshooting number and they were absolutely NO help. Two months now and it has still not transmitted automatically. Have been sending manual transmission every four or five day. Called troubleshooting again recently, talked to two different people, and still no help, just double talk. I do believe they get these young people on the phones off the street. Just hoping they don’t get paid for their lack of services.

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My cardio doc has 2 technicians that are experienced in this area. I will see them on 22 March and ask them your question. Just curious, do you have it pointed at foot of bed, and what is your signal strength, shows on display?

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This was the cost of my recent implant on 8 March, 2018. This includes an Echo that was done prior to implant. Could be done in Doctors office or clinic, but mine was done in Cath lab.

ICD MONITOR04012018_0001

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@regeanna

Hello, I wanted to let you know I’ve had my reveal link for almost three years, there was only slight discomfort at first then over a few days time I forgot it was even in my body! Hope your procedure goes well! Take care!

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Nice to hear from somebody who knows Slovenija. I am OK now with ICM but I have terrible time weaning mysef off Nexium I have been taking for 15 years. It seems that nexium is the source of my problem with faintings. It's the sixth week now and it seems to me that I shall succed. However, the first days od depriving nexium were awful with lots of heart events. And I also experience funny events with ICM: during storms with lots of lightings my heart becomes crazy as if ICM would serve as aerial. Is it possible?

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@pezzy81

lasst august my wife had one implanted, seems to be doing a good job. the problem we are having now is we found the price the hospital is asking us to play seems rather exorbent, when the procedure could have well been done in a Doctorrs office and reading in the Star Tribune, the cost to hospitals seems to be a lot lower. The Hospital stand a surgery is a surgery is a surgery. A scapel , an implant under the skin, lanacaine, no hospital people in the room, no that is not a surgery.

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I discovered that the costs of my procedure in UKC Ljubljana were 4.400€, payed by obligatory insurance : shower, operating room and three doctors (a cardiologist and two registrars), local anaesthesia and instructions. Getting instructions during the procedure is really not a good idea. That is why I didn't understand much. The cardiologist was talking something about seven minutes, that is why I understood even less. My first control after the procedure is going to be on 2nd July and I am afraid the doctor shall cream at me again that I am a crazy woman because I made some marks before fainting and then I didn't actually faint. Maybe it is better to pay more and get a better attitude and surveillance.

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I have had mine now going on 3 years due to pvc. I was passing out right and left, but haven’t had an episode in a year now. How long do these things stay in? I was told you have to be a year free of incidents before removal but aren’t hey only good for 3 years? Help!

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I hope you have a regular cardio or doctor that you are following up with. They are the best ones to ask about this. I imagine it is pretty scary. I have PAC's quite frequently and take a extended release Beta Blocker. It does help some but i still get them.

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Hello, I have had my linq for 2 years now. I haven't had too many issues with it but a couple times that I tried to record an event, I was told that I was disconnected and nothing was recorded. The pain I have isn't picked up , and I'm told that it only picks up on certain things. I was told in the ER that my ekgs showed an abnormality, so when I called my dr office to ask if my recorder picked up on it, they said no. The one in the ER is a 12 lead so it will show more than the linq will. Very frustrating. I also have had pain with mine and when I work out it feels like its tearing tissue, muscle or something in my chest. Just wondering if anyone else has had issues working out, lifting weights with theirs.

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@mzkary614

Hello, I have had my linq for 2 years now. I haven't had too many issues with it but a couple times that I tried to record an event, I was told that I was disconnected and nothing was recorded. The pain I have isn't picked up , and I'm told that it only picks up on certain things. I was told in the ER that my ekgs showed an abnormality, so when I called my dr office to ask if my recorder picked up on it, they said no. The one in the ER is a 12 lead so it will show more than the linq will. Very frustrating. I also have had pain with mine and when I work out it feels like its tearing tissue, muscle or something in my chest. Just wondering if anyone else has had issues working out, lifting weights with theirs.

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I've also had mine for two years. If it had been better explained to me how it works and the limitations — I probably would not have gotten it inserted. I too have had pain in my chest where it is inserted. I was told this would last up to the first year allowing for the nerves to heal — but it still bothers me from time to time and I also get that tearing feeling and it can be quite painful and uncomfortable. I don't lift weights but if I am doing lifting around the house or certain activities — it seems to irritate the area. I'm sorry to hear that the events that you hoped to have recorded — were not picked up. In March of this year, I had my parameters adjusted. Previously, it was not picking up anything unless my heart rate was below 45 or over 145 (I think) — anyway, I got the upper limit put down to 120. I was under the impression when I got this thing that I would essentially have a 3-year, 24/7 heart monitor that would pick up all of my arrhythmias. Not true. I was told at my 2nd year appointment that it doesn't pick up on PVCs, PACs, and the like. It can detect atrial fibrillation. Darn — if I had understood this, I would have foregone the procedure — as it was quite expensive. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was having racing of my heart at night. I did contact my cardio office and it was all caught — but had the parameters not been adjusted, it would not have been.

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@cricket102465

I have had mine now going on 3 years due to pvc. I was passing out right and left, but haven’t had an episode in a year now. How long do these things stay in? I was told you have to be a year free of incidents before removal but aren’t hey only good for 3 years? Help!

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battery is only good for up to 3 years, need to check with you doctor to see if need removal or ?

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HELP. LOST MY PATIENT ASSISTANT IN RAINSTORM YESTERDAY. I managed to lose my Patient Assistant yesterday while out shopping and a visit to my local military hospital. Looked everywhere, but can not find it. Called Medtronic, but of course they are closed and Monday is holiday. Sure hope I can get replacement without having to remove the device in my chest (loop recorder). Are they replaceable?

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@kenv267

HELP. LOST MY PATIENT ASSISTANT IN RAINSTORM YESTERDAY. I managed to lose my Patient Assistant yesterday while out shopping and a visit to my local military hospital. Looked everywhere, but can not find it. Called Medtronic, but of course they are closed and Monday is holiday. Sure hope I can get replacement without having to remove the device in my chest (loop recorder). Are they replaceable?

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please disregard. found my device wedged in side of recliner!

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@gc456742

Implantable heart monitor

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I was told, that I would benefit from that. But I opted out, because I felt, that the doctor just wanted to make money!
He does have a contract hanging on his walls with a Pharmaceutical firm.
But that was years ago, and I am fine with my heart.

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@gc456742

Implantable heart monitor

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Myself

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@edda

I was told, that I would benefit from that. But I opted out, because I felt, that the doctor just wanted to make money!
He does have a contract hanging on his walls with a Pharmaceutical firm.
But that was years ago, and I am fine with my heart.

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@congratulations Edda

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Implantable heart monitor

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