the CareLink™ monitor collects information from your heart device and transmits it to a remote server. Your clinic then reviews the data on a secure website. When the situation warrants, your doctor will follow up with you. It's a way to check in without scheduling a check-up at your clinic. The CareLink monitor is the Medtronic version of remote monitoring products, however, most ICD manufacturers have their own version of remote monitoring for patients to use.