PRIME ECG 80-lead System Helps Detect Hidden Heart Attacks


May 29, 2009

The PRIME ECG made by Heartscape Technologies has a disposable vest containing 80 electrocardiogram leads to detect heart rhythm and blockages in 360-degrees of the heart.

PRIME ECG provides physicians with a full 360-degree view of the heart's arteries, without surgical intervention, and can more rapidly and accurately identify closed arteries that might go unnoticed using traditional ECG equipment. Clinical research has shown that the use of large numbers of electrode sites about the front, sides and posterior of the torso provides valuable diagnostic information that can lead to earlier diagnosis for many acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. This procedure has traditionally been called body surface mapping (BSM).

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