• Boston Scientific (Natick, Massachusetts) released data reflecting experience from the first 15,000 patients monitored wirelessly on the Latitude patient management system. The Latitude can detect clinical events between scheduled follow-up visits and then send the clinical event data directly to physicians. Virtually all Boston Scientific ICD and CRT-D patients are eligible to be enrolled on Latitude. To date, more than 60,000 patients are enrolled on the system at more than 1,300 clinics across the U.S. An optional component to the Latitude is a wireless weight scale and blood pressure cuff, which is aligned with the ACC/AHA physician society guidelines that recommend monitoring weight and blood pressure. Latitude also offers custom views with clinical data to both the implanting and health care following physicians. Boston Scientific makes interventional medical products.

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