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Medtronic introduces SEEQ MCT system in US

Medical device company Medtronic has introduced SEEQ Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) System in the US, which is an external, wire-free and adhesive heart monitor system.

The system can be worn for about 30 days, and allows detecting and diagnosing the cause for irregular heartbeats in patients.

Medtronic diagnostics and monitoring business vice-president and general manager Nina Goodheart said the company is providing a comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic tools, which helps patients with different types of symptoms.

"The SEEQ MCT System and Medtronic Monitoring Center give patients a simple, easy-to-use, short-term diagnostic solution while ensuring that important cardiac data are captured so that physicians can make timely and actionable diagnoses," Goodheart added.

In June 2014, Medtronic acquired the US-based Corventis, which developed the technology.

The system, which automatically activates when applied to the skin, features wearable sensor that monitors heart for around 30 days.

SEEQ MCT forwards important cardiac data to the Medtronic Monitoring Center, which provides reports to prescribing physicians for review and analysis.

Medtronic said that the system is water resistant, which allows in monitoring patients continuously while exercising, showering or sleeping.

At the beginning of the year, the company also launched Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitoring (ICM) System, which holds the capacity to monitor patients for around three years.