Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific announces that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA for the LUX-Dx Insertable Cardiac Monitor System, a new, long-term diagnostic device implanted in patients to detect arrhythmias associated with conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AF), cryptogenic stroke, and syncope.
The LUX-Dx ICM System is designed with a dual-stage algorithm that detects and then verifies potential arrhythmias before an alert is sent to clinicians, thereby providing actionable data for clinical decision-making. Further, the remote programming capabilities of the device via the LATITUDE Clarity Data Management System website allow physicians and care teams to adjust event detection settings without requiring an in-person patient appointment, a feature unavailable on any other ICM currently on the market.
The dual-stage algorithm within the LUX-Dx ICM System can be programmed to identify AF, atrial flutter, rhythm pause, bradycardia, and tachycardia episodes and allows the device to detect arrhythmias each time established thresholds or parameters are exceeded. An additional level of verification filters is then applied, which was developed to catch false positive detections before an alert is sent. Additionally, after implant, patients are provided with a mobile device preloaded with the MyLUX app which connects via Bluetooth to their ICM device. The app transmits device data daily, or as needed, to the Latitude Clarity Data Management System giving physicians and care teams timely access to vital information.
“The LUX-Dx ICM System represents a significant step forward in developing the diagnostic portfolio for Boston Scientific,” says Scott Olson, senior vice president and president, rhythm management, Boston Scientific. “The addition of this new offering, alongside existing products and services, affirms our commitment to providing meaningful innovations for the detection and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.”
The company will immediately begin a limited market release of the LUX-Dx ICM System in the U.S. with full launch of the product commencing later this year.