Case Study


Twenty-five Second Asystole

A sixty-four year old male was implanted with a Medtronic Linq recorder with an indication of “palpitations.” This patient’s scheduled summary report was received through Carelink. However, the summary received was missing an EGM of a possible pause trigger. As per EquiMed’s policy, the patient was contacted because the maximum episode count had been received. The patient created a manual transmission that unlocked a 25 second pause trigger. An urgent report was created and the patient was implanted the following afternoon.