How the LATITUDE? System Works
Your LATITUDE Home Monitoring System gives your healthcare team access to your implant data between scheduled office visits. It is designed to improve the convenience and quality of your care, while giving you a well-founded sense of security.
Important to Know
- The LATITUDE Communicator checks your implant based on a schedule set by your doctor. The Communicator does not conduct continuous monitoring.
- This data is sent to a secure website for your doctor to review.
- LATITUDE does not reprogram or change any functions of your implant. Your implant still works even if your Communicator is not working.
- The Communicator does NOT contact 911 during a health emergency. If you are not feeling well, call your healthcare provider or dial 911.
Sending Your Data to Your Doctor
If You Have a CRT, Pacemaker or ICD Implant
Your Communicator automatically collects information, such as how much energy is left in the battery, at scheduled times and sends it to your healthcare team. There may be times that the system prompts you to send data yourself.
If You Have an EMBLEM? S-ICD Implant
Your healthcare team will set up a schedule for how often your Communicator should check information about your defibrillator and your heart condition. The white heart button will flash when it‘s time to check it and prompt you to send your data by pushing the button.
Protected Medical Information
Health and Safety Benefits
Resources & Support
We're Here to Help
Our LATITUDE Patient Services team is happy to help answer all your questions about using your LATITUDE system.
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central