How the Assurity MRI™ Pacemaker Works
The Assurity MRI™ pacemaker is made up of two components: a pulse generator and leads. The pulse generator contains the battery and electronic circuitry that send electrical pulses to the heart. This stimulates the heart and causes it to beat at a normal rhythm. The electrical pulses are very small.
The leads are thin wires that are inserted through a vein and connect the pulse generator to the heart. The leads pick up your own heart rhythm and transmit this information to the pulse generator, which adapts its response to your needs.
The programmer is an external tabletop computer that your doctor uses to change the pacemaker settings and download data stored in the pacemaker. Your doctor can adjust the therapy based on your needs over time without the need for further surgery.
The Assurity MRI pacemaker is an MRI conditional device, which means that your doctor can set it so that you can get a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan under certain parameters.
Wireless remote monitoring
The Assurity MRI pacemaker also has wireless remote monitoring capabilities. This allows communication between your device, a transmitter in your home and a secure website at your hospital or clinic. When your pacemaker is paired with the transmitter, it gives your doctor the ability to monitor your pacemaker’s performance and changes to your cardiac rhythm without a doctor visit.