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3195 Monitoring your Linq Cardiac Monitor at home

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Hello. After your Linq cardiac monitor has been inserted, you will be given two pieces of equipment to take home - a MyCarelink box and a Linq activator. This video shows how you can setup and use these devices at home. The MyCarelink box stores the information about your heart rate and rhythm. The data is automatically sent to the box from your cardiac monitor while you sleep. The MyCarelink box then sends this on to your hospital team to help them diagnose and treat you. The box is made up of a display screen, control buttons and a reader. It will be set-up at the hospital so it only communicates with your device. Your box must be permanently plugged in and placed within 6 feet or 2 metres of where you sleep, such as on your bedside cabinet. This must also be a place where you know you get good signal on your mobile phone. The first time you plug in your box, wait for the screen to light up and the signal bar to appear on the left hand side of the screen. If you are unable to get at least 2 bars of signal next to your bedside, then please contact the hospital for further advice. It is important to note that when the MyCarelink box is plugged in, the screen will go completely blank after approximately 5 minutes, so please do not be alarmed when this occurs. Your box will automatically ‘wake up’ and send data at scheduled times. You will need to send the hospital a manual transmission before your box can start sending information automatically. Firstly, press the round button to the right of the screen. Then remove the reader on top of the box. Place the reader over the site of your insertable cardiac monitor. Wait for the monitor to be detected on the display screen before slotting the reader back onto the box. The manual transmission is now complete. You will need to follow this same procedure if your doctor ever asks you to manually send your data to the hospital. Whilst the device is capable of detecting some abnormal heart rhythms automatically, it is useful for your clinicians to have a record of your heart rate and rhythm when you notice that you are about to, or are having, the symptoms that are being investigated. To get this information, you can use the Linq activator to trigger your device to monitor your heart rate during these episodes. To do this, press and release the large grey grey button on the Linq activator. A blue light will start flashing. Hold the activator over insertable cardiac monitor. A green light will appear when the episode has been successfully captured. The recording will be automatically sent to the hospital via your MyCareLink box. The Linq activator can be attached to a key ring and carried around with you so that it is always at hand when your symptoms occur. Whenever you use the Linq activator it is important that you contact the hospital on this number, to let them know. This will prompt your doctor to have a look at your recordings. They may contact you to Odiscuss what they have seen. It is safe to travel when you have an insertable cardiac monitor, including travelling by plane. We recommend that you let airport staff know that you have the device, and show them your identification card, as it is likely to set the alarm off when you go through security. You can take your MyCareLink box away with you so that your device can upload data to the box every night, or you can wait until you return home. Alternatively,  if you used your activator whilst you were away, you can manually send the information to the hospital when you get home. Use the reader on the MyCareLink box to detect your device and send a manual transmission to the hospital, just as you did when you first set up the box. If you have any further questions about your Linq device, activator or MyCarelink box, please ask your heart care team.

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Posted by: richardwh on Oct 27, 2016

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