[Prefatory Note: Even our crack Medical Department ("MD") does not give medical advice nor should any reader rely on anything in this blog concerning medical treatment. However, a recent survey of our readers shows an increase in their having implantable heart pacemakers. So, our MD Chief has decided to publish this post. Of course, if you are having a medical emergency, please stop reading this post and dial 9-1-1]
As proof that "there is an app for that," for over a year now, there has been an app for implantable heart pacemakers. In short, MyCareLink Smart Monitor is an app-based remote monitoring system for patients with implantable pacemakers. With the MyCareLink Smart Monitor, patients with a Medtronic pacemaker can use their own smartphone or tablet technology, with cellular or Wi-Fi service, to securely transmit data from their pacemakers to their physicians, who can then interpret the data to make treatment decisions. The link below gives a full description of the Medtronic technology. The technology might have moved on since the Medtronic announcement.
Link to Medtronic Description of MyCareLink Smart