Mobile Cardiac Telemetry System Remotely Monitors ECGs


January 20, 2010
The PiiX wearable monitor wirelessly transmits ECG events.

The recently cleared NUVANT Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) System for the detection of non-lethal arrhythmias incorporates comprehensive algorithms and patient-activation functionality into the inconspicuous PiiX, wearable remote monitor.

Designed with a specific focus on ambulatory arrhythmia monitoring, the system has a low profile form factor, advanced algorithms and multisensor capabilities of the PiiX wearable platform. This enables continuous monitoring for a broad set of arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, as well as patient falls that may be associated with arrhythmias. Patients can also trigger the collection of an electrocardiogram (ECG), on-demand, upon experiencing symptoms.

All ECGs are promptly transmitted to the Corventis Monitoring Center via the wireless-enabled zLink, for review and response by cardiographic technicians. Physicians receive prompt notification of urgent events as well as actionable information in the form of episode reports, daily reports and end of use reports via fax, e-mail and/or the secure Web site.

Corventis Inc. said its monitoring center is approved by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF). Corventis also received approval to bill for services provided to patients with Medicare and several commercial insurers.

The FDA cleared the telemetry system in January 2010.

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