One of the most exciting technological developments in the world of electrophysiology in 2014 was the launch of Medtronic’s Reveal Linq Monitor.
This device is injected under the skin and is able to record a person’s ECG continuously. It can’t store all the ECG information but it can save 7.5-minute recordings if the person feels symptoms or passes out. It stores what we call a loop, or in other words the previous 7.5 minutes, so the device can be activated even after a person wakes up from having lost consciousness and the previous 7.5 minutes saved. This technology has been available for over 10 years in an older device and is perfect for diagnosing patients with infrequent and short lasting symptoms of palpitations or blackouts.