Abstract 16029: Real World Experience With Medtronic Reveal LINQ
Introduction: Real world experience with Reveal LinQ, a novel implantable loop recorder for management of cardiac arrhythmias is lacking.
Methods: We aimed to report a large, single center clinical experience with LinQ device. We performed a retrospectively study including all consecutive patients who underwent a LinQ monitor implantation at our center between January 2014 to June 2015.
Results: A total of 233 patients were included in the study. Mean age of the population was 60 ±16.5 years with 102 (44%). The indications for implantation were syncope (37.3%), palpitations (24%), AF management (18%), near syncope (5.2%), cryptogenic stroke (3.9%), bradycardia (3.9%), NSVT (1.7%) and long QT (1.3%). A total of 89 (39%) had a diagnosis made during the follow-up time 8 ±4 months. Of these 57 (25%) and 32 (14%) had a diagnosis made in <90 and >90 days after implantation respectively. Diagnoses made were AF 22(24.7%), SVT 17(19%), Sick sinus syndrome 10(11%), symptomatic bradycardia 2 (2%), advanced heart block 4 (4.4%), PVC 4 (4.4%), VT 1(1%), other 29 (32.5%). These diagnoses led to change in medication 19 (21%), office visits 17 (19%), radiofrequency ablation 23 (26%), pacemaker implantation 18 (20%), ICD implantation 4 (4%), and miscellaneous 9 (10%). 24 patients underwent device explantation. A total of 3440 CareLink transmissions occurred during the follow up (mean of 15 transmissions per patient).
Conclusions: In this largest reported experience with LinQ device, we found LinQ to be an extremely useful tool to diagnose arrhythmia with about 40% patients being diagnosed within 8 months follow-up time.
Author Disclosures: S. Iskandar: None. M. Reddy: None. M. Lavu: None. M. Atoui: None. M. Vodapally: None. R. Neerumalla: None. M. Molugu: None. R. Swarna: None. Q. Javed: None. K. Gangu: None. A. Gone: None. S. Becker: None. D. Atkins: None. S. Bommana: None. R. Pimentel: None. L. Berenbom: None. R. Dendi: None. M. Emert: None. L. Di Biase: None. A. Natale: None. D. Lakkireddy: None.
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