Indications For Use
The AngelMed Guardian System is an implantable cardiac monitor with patient alerting capability and an additional external alarm device. The Guardian System is indicated for use in patients who have had prior acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events and who remain at high risk for recurrent ACS events.
The Guardian System is indicated as an adjunct to patient recognized symptoms. The Guardian System detects potential ongoing ACS events, characterized by sustained ST segment changes, and alerts the patient to seek medical attention for those potential ACS events.
A Guardian System alert is a more accurate predictor of ACS events when compared to patient recognized symptoms alone and demonstrates a reduced rate over time of patient presentations without ACS events (false positives) when compared to patient recognized symptoms alone.
In the absence of symptoms, the Guardian System may identify asymptomatic ACS events and prompt the patient to seek medical attention.
The AngelMed Guardian System is contraindicated in:
- Patients with cognitive impairment that would prevent recognition of alarms
- Patients who cannot feel the vibration from the IMD
- Patients with implanted pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices
- Patients where a pacemaker lead cannot be placed safely