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Cardiac Monitor device support

Recovering from your procedure

What to expect from recovery

Recovery from your procedure should not prevent you from returning to an active lifestyle. Be sure to ask your health care team what activity level is recommended for you and follow all their post-procedure instructions.

man speaking with his doctor in a hospital bed

Post-recovery guidelines

After your procedure, be sure to ask your doctor any questions you may have about your device or medication. In addition, your health care team will give you post-procedure directions, which may include:

  • Call your doctor if you have any swelling, redness or discharge around your incision, or if you notice anything unusual or unexpected, such as developing a fever that does not go away in two or three days
  • Keep tight clothing and jewellery away from the incision site
  • Avoid rubbing your incision site or the surrounding area
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions for exercise and bathing
  • Tell your other doctors, dentists, and emergency personnel that you have an implanted device and show them your medical device identification card

Activities and exercises

Your doctor will help you decide what level of activity is best for you and which activities you should avoid while recovering. Consider avoiding: 

  • Strenuous activity, especially lifting and other activities that use your upper body. This will give the incision where the device was inserted time to heal
  • Rough contact that could result in blows to your insertion site
  • Lifting heavy objects until instructed by your doctor

Medical device ID card

Whether you’re going away for the weekend or running a quick errand, it’s important to carry your medical device ID card with you at all times. Your medical device ID card contains your name, your doctor’s name and phone number, and the model number of your device. In an emergency, the card will alert medical and security personnel that you have an implanted device. You will be given a temporary medical device ID card when you receive your device. Your permanent card will be mailed to your home approximately six to eight weeks after your ICM device is inserted. 

Boston Scientific Medical Device ID Card

Moving or selecting a new doctor

Please tell us if you move or get a new doctor. You can call Customer Care in Australia at 1800 245 559 or New Zealand at 0800 742 678 to update your record, and we will send you a new ID card.

Regular follow-up visits

It’s important to maintain all follow-up visits, even if you’re feeling well. These appointments will help your doctor check your device and overall health on a regular basis.

  • Your health care provider will schedule a follow-up session with you, as needed
  • There are two follow-up options: clinic visits and remote follow-up sessions
  • During follow-ups, your health care provider can review information collected by your ICM device since the last follow-up, check battery status, and adjust any programmed settings, if needed
  • If your health care provider wants to monitor you remotely you will receive the myLUXTM Patient App pre-installed on a Boston Scientific mobile device
  • The app is used to gather data from your ICM device on a regular schedule that is set by your health care provider. The data gathered by your app is sent from your mobile device to your clinic using a mobile data or Wi-Fi connection
  • The app cannot be used to directly reprogram or change any functions on your ICM device; only your health care provider can do this by sending the changes to your ICM device using the secure clinician website

When to call a doctor

Your doctor will provide guidelines for when you should contact him or her. In general, call your doctor if you:

  • Have any redness, swelling, or drainage from your incisions
  • Start a fever that does not go away in two or three days
  • Have questions about your device, heart rhythm, or medications
  • Plan to travel or move so you can work with your doctor to develop a follow-up plan while you are away


We’re here to help

Our LuxDX Patient Support team is here to support you throughout your journey.

Australia: (+61) 1800 528 488

New Zealand: (+64) 0508 200 886

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM AEST  / AEDT

Individual symptoms, situations, and circumstances may vary. Please consult your physician or qualified health provider regarding your condition and appropriate medical treatment, The information provided is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice. 

myLUX ™ Patient App and Insertable Cardiac Monitor System 

Important Information 

The ICM system consists of the following: Insertable Cardiac Monitor (“ICM device”); Magnet; and myLUX patient app (“app”). The myLUX ™ Patient App is for use with a BSC Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) system which is a small device designed to monitor and record your heart rhythm once it has been placed under your skin. This information is shared via an automatic transmission to the clinic and your doctor for medical evaluation. The ICM and app are not intended to assist with medical emergencies; this means that it doesn’t provide any treatment to the potential rhythms that could be recorded. Your myLUX™ Patient App is designed to work only with the ICM that your doctor has prescribed and implanted in you. 

The ICM system does not treat cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats that are too fast, too slow, or irregular), but rather it collects information for your health care provider to use to support their medical  evaluation of your symptoms or condition. The ICM device’s monitoring of your heart will not cause any  noticeable sensations. Your ICM system is set up to automatically collect data stored on your ICM device  and send it to your clinic to review according to the schedule your healthcare provider has set up. Your  health care provider may also ask you to manually transmit data, however additional instruction will be  provided if you need to do this as it should only be done on a limited basis. 

Electromagnetic fields are created by devices which use electricity, including those which are plugged  into a wall outlet or battery operated. Devices which emit strong electromagnetic fields may have the  potential to temporarily interfere with your ICM device’s ability to detect and monitor your heart rhythm.  They could also delay or prolong communication between your ICM device and your myLUX ™ Patient  app. 

 The magnet when provided with the ICM system may cause interference with devices sensitive to  magnetic fields such as hearing aids, pacemakers, and other implanted devices. It can also permanently  disable some magnetic strip cards. 

Ask your health care provider if you have questions about any risks with using the myLUX ™ App, the  magnet or your ICM device. 

Please refer to the Patient Handbook for the full warnings, precautions and important safety information. 

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