Sorin, Orange Business Services to develop remote cardiac monitoring product
Cardiac perfusion and blood management system manufacturer Sorin Group and Orange Business Services of Paris, a communications solutions integrator, have signed an agreement to develop and service a remote monitoring solution for patients implanted with cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices.

The Milan, Italy-based Sorin said the solution will be based on its implanted CRM devices' capability to send data to a non-invasive monitoring system located at the patient's home and on Orange's capabilities to manage the transmission of the data to the physician. The solution will facilitate the follow-up care of patients by transmitting data electronically from patients' implanted cardiac devices to their physicians, without the patients leaving their homes.

Developed in collaboration with cardiologists, the companies said that the discrimination algorithms and data embedded into Sorin pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices provide caregivers with specific information regarding the device behavior and the patient's condition. The diagnostic capabilities will enable transmission of valuable alert messages.