Miniaturized implantable cardiac monitor with a long sensing vector (BIOMONITOR III): Insertion procedure assessment, sensing performance, and home monitoring transmission success

Justin A. Mariani, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Olivier van den Brink, Uwais Mohamed, Paul A. Gould, Rajeev K. Pathak, Tina Lin, Andre Conradie, Peter Illes, Stephen Pavia, Kushwin Rajamani, Sam Lovibond, Ian Matthews, David DiFiore, Deepak Arumugam, Jürgen Schrader, Dennis H. Lau

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Abstract

Background: Implantable Cardiac Monitors (ICMs) are used for long-term monitoring of arrhythmias. BIOMONITOR III is a novel ICM with a miniaturized profile, long sensing vector due to a flexible antenna, simplified implantation with a dedicated insertion tool for pocket formation and ICM placement in a single step, and daily automatic Home Monitoring (HM) function. Methods: In 47 patients undergoing BIOMONITOR III insertion for any ICM indication, 16 investigators at 10 Australian sites assessed handling characteristics of the insertion tool, R-wave amplitudes, noise burden, P-wave visibility, and HM transmission success. Patients were followed for 1 month. Results: All 47 attempted insertions were successful. Median time from skin incision to removal of the insertion tool after ICM insertion was 39 s (IQR 19–65) and to wound closure and cleaning was 4.7 min (IQR 3.5–7.8). All aspects of the insertion tool were rated as “good” or “excellent” in ≥97.9% and “fair” in ≤2.1% of patients, except for “force needed for tunnelling” (91.5% good/excellent, 8.5% fair). Based on HM data, R-waves in the first month were stable at 0.70 ± 0.37 mV. Median noise burden (disabling automatic rhythm evaluation) was 0.19% (IQR 0.00–0.93), equivalent to 2.7 min (IQR 0.0–13.4) per day. In HM-transmitted ECG strips with regular sinus rhythm, P-waves were visible in 89 ± 24% of heart cycles. Patient-individual automatic Home Monitoring transmission success was 98.0% ± 5.5%. Conclusions: The novel ICM performed well in all aspects studied, including fast insertion, reliable R-wave sensing, good P-wave visibility, and highly successful HM transmissions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-125
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume60
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

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