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HRS, ECG, smartphones, atrial fibrillation, AF, Heart Rhythm 2015

A new, large-scale study has found adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to the latest generation of body-worn sensors accurately detects atrial fibrillation (AF) and significantly increases awareness...

Abbott, GE, CardioLab, RhythmView, atrial fibrillation, source

Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data about the heart's electrical activity to cardiac electrophysiology labs. The goal of the...

Empa, chest strap heart rate monitor, Techtextil, ECG monitoring

While demand for electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring systems is increasing, a major hurdle has been the necessity of gel electrodes for reliable long-term measurements. The electrodes dry out...

ScottCare, Ambucor, HRS, 2015, ECG, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced it will highlight Ambucor, the company’s employable labor service division for CIED monitoring, at the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Boston, May 13...

AliveCor, Preventic Solutions, cloud, analytics, ECG monitoring, remote

AliveCor Inc. announced the launch of a cloud-based electrocardiogram (ECG) analytics program with Preventice Solutions. Using AliveCor’s proprietary algorithms in this pilot program,...

BioTelemetry, Department of Justice, settlement, diagnosis codes, mobile cardiac

BioTelemetry Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice related to allegations that BioTelemetry encouraged physicians to use two non-specified diagnosis codes to...

AliveCor, AliveECG app, ECG recording, remote wireless, mobile, patient

AliveCor Inc. announced the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which instantly detects when an electrocardiogram (ECG) is either normal or unreadable.

Johns Hopkins, FIT, treadmill, mortality, stress testing, cardiac diagnostics

Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one’s risk of dying over a decade based on a person’s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and...

AMSSM, F-MARC, ECG, summit, Seattle, interpretation, athletes

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC) joined together to host the 2nd Summit on ECG Interpretation in Athletes, Feb...

ScottCare, novi, Holter monitor, EP lab, ACC 2015, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced its new novi patch Holter monitor will be available in the United States for the first time at the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology in...

Medtronic, Reveal Linq ICM, atrial fibrillation, AF, study, remote monitoring

Medtronic announced the results of a new "real-world" study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke, in which the Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial fibrillation (...

iRhythm, ZIO Service, arrhythmia detection, wearable, Holter monitors

iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced the study, “Cost Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Ambulatory Care Monitoring in Medicare Patients,” was published in the Journal of Health...

Cerner, Mortara, CareAware Waveform Management, ECG, monitoring, cardiac PACS

Cerner Corp. and development partner Mortara Instrument have joined together to introduce CareAware Waveform Management. The system displays waveforms and other physiological data from patient...

Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and Medicalgorithmics have announced their participation in a research project investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial...

Here are my predictions for technologies to watch in the coming year that have the potential to fundamentally change the practice of cardiology:

AliveCor, Heart Monitor, atrial fibrillation, AF, ECG, Cleveland Clinic, study

Cleveland Clinic and AliveCor, Inc. announced the online publication of study results from Cleveland Clinic’s iTransmit Study, "Evaluating the Efficacy and Feasibility...

AliveCor, Heart Monitor, atrial fibrillation, AF, ECG, mobile, CE Mark

AliveCor Inc. announced it has received CE Mark clearance for its automated analysis process (algorithm) to detect atrial fibrillation (AF). The latest version of the AliveECG app for...

AliveCor Heart Monitor, third generation, ECG, atrial fibrillation, AF

AliveCor Inc. announced the launch of its third-generation AliveCor Heart Monitor. Now users have the ability to identify and manage heart conditions with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Medi‐Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and MEDICALgorithmics will participate in a research project, investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial fibrillation (...

LifeWatch AG, Vital Connect Inc, HealthPatch MD, ECG remote patient monitoring

LifeWatch AG is signing an agreement with Vital Connect Inc. to utilize their HealthPatch MD as a 1-lead ECG device in its cardiac monitoring business. LifeWatch and Vital Connect are working...