eVolution Automatically Detects, Records, Transmits Cardiac Rhythm Data
October 8, 2008 - eCardio Diagnostics’s new single-component cardiac monitoring system, eVolution, is said to provide instant and accurate patient information through automated data transmissions.
The eVolution reportedly automatically detects and records cardiac rhythm events and transmits the data to the eLab, eCardio's 24-hour monitoring center. By means of a micro-processor running an exclusive auto-detecting algorithm, the device provides continuous computerized monitoring. Delivering real-time data analysis allows physicians to quickly detect both symptomatic and asymptomatic arrhythmias.
The monitor is indicated for diagnostic evaluation of patients who experience transient symptoms such as palpitations or syncope, and is intended to record cardiac activity associated with these infrequent and transient symptoms. Once data is recorded, patients transmit the recorded ECG data wirelessly or over a telephone line to a host PC for review by a licensed physician.
The eVolution features include:
- a single component system, eliminating the cumbersome monitor, modem and base station associated with traditional ambulatory cardiac telemetry systems;
- flexibility for physicians to remotely program the device while being worn by the patient;
- customized parameters to more effectively monitor changing patient conditions or specific patient requirements; and
- convenience for patients with minimal interruptions to the patient's daily routine.
"Diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias is a complicated and challenging process and timing plays a crucial part," said Nadim Nasir Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C., director of clinical electrophysiology services and medical director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab at Methodist DeBakey Heart Center. "The eVolution's instant detection and transmission features deliver immediate reports with minimal artifact, which allows me to make more precise treatment decisions for my patients."
The eVolution monitors are complimentary to enrolled physicians, and monitoring services provided by eCardio are covered by commercial insurance and Medicare.
eCardio will offer hands-on demonstrations of the eVolution at the upcoming American Heart Association's Annual Scientific Sessions, Nov. 9-11, 2008 in New Orleans.
For more information: www.ecardio.com