All St. Jude Medical implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices inclusive of the Unify™ and Fortify™ families of devices can be monitored through Merlin.net™ Patient Care Network (PCN). Additionally, the St. Jude Medical Accent™ and Anthem™ families of pacemakers also work with the Merlin@home transmitter. If you live within the United States you will receive the transmitter in the mail along with setup instructions. If you live outside the United States you will receive the transmitter in the mail along with set up instructions. Clinics outside the United States issue transmitters to patients who have compatible St. Jude Medical devices. If you are traveling outside the United States, please ask your doctor to contact St. Jude Medical support service to determine if your Merlin@home transmitter will work in the country in which you are traveling.
Once your Merlin@home transmitter is activated, it will transmit your device data through the phone line to a secure, encrypted password-protected Web site for review by your doctor.
This service is meant reduce the number of scheduled clinic visits you need to make. The transmitter is also able to monitor your device daily between scheduled follow-ups and can alert your doctor’s office if it detects anything out of the norm.
The calls the Merlin@home transmitter makes to send data are free within the United States.