The new Medtronic M-Link cellular accessory provides cardiac device patients with an option to securely send information stored in their implanted devices to their clinics via the CareLink Network. The system uses cellular signals and a portable monitor, rather than a telephone landline. This simplified connection enables clinicians to remotely monitor more patients who are implanted with cardiac devices. It also allows Medtronic CareAlert Notifications to be transmitted when any of the programmable alert conditions from a patient's implanted device have occurred. Physicians and nurses can view the data through a secure Web site.