FIRST: Medtronic launches Azure, pacemaker that communicates directly with patients' smartphones, tablets
Azure is designed to accurately detect and reduce the likelihood of atrial fibrillation.
Mumbai: India Medtronic Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc, has recently announced the launch of the Azure pacemaker with BlueSync technology, India's first and only pacemaker that can communicate directly with patients' smartphones and tablets.
The latest addition to Medtronic's Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure portfolio in India, Azure is designed to accurately detect and reduce the likelihood of atrial fibrillation. It offers improved longevity (up to 13.7 years), so patients potentially need fewer device replacements and allows patients to have MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans in either 1.5 or 3 Tesla (T) machines.