The Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor

Todd T. Tomson, Rod Passman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) are leadless subcutaneous devices that continuously monitor the heart rhythm and record events over a timeframe measured in years, allowing for the diagnosis of infrequent rhythm abnormalities that can be the cause of palpitations, syncope and stroke. To date, ICMs have primarily been used in the work-up and management of syncope; however, their use in other areas of rhythm evaluation, particularly atrial fibrillation monitoring, is increasing. The Reveal LINQ™ is the smallest and most versatile ICM available and represents a dramatic leap forward in ICM technology that has the potential to transform patient care in a number of circumstances. Device miniaturization, simplified implant procedure and enhanced automation vastly increase physician and patient acceptance. The next 5 years can be expected to bring a greatly increased use of ICMs for disease diagnosis and management in a variety of clinical settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-18
Number of pages12
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • arrhythmia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • implantable loop recorder
  • insertable cardiac monitor
  • loop recorder
  • syncope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering


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