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Raytel and St Jude develop ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillators) monitoring system:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Raytel Medical and St Jude Medical are to complete the development of Housecall, a dedicated transtelephonic system for monitoring St Jude's Ventritex implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Raytel, of San Mateo, California, already has a monitoring system for 81,000 pacemaker patients in the US. The new system will enable technicians to transmit stored and real-time information on cardiac activity and ICD performance. The results are interpreted and a report transferred to the physician for evaluation.

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