Patient Monitors

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 16, 2018

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes and its impact is consistent...

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use an adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer.

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use a small, adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer. 

Feature | ECG | September 27, 2018

Advances in the technology of wearable cardiac monitors are improving both the experience of the patient and the...

An example of the new generation of cardiac monitoring device that is replacing Holter monitoring is the Cardea Solo wearable sensor. The FDA-cleared device automatically analyzes data when the device is turned back into the physician's office and automatically produces a draft summary report. This technology can simplify the workflow by eliminating the need for third-party involvement.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | September 13, 2018

Rapid advances in technology to monitor atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) are enabling clinicians to access real-time...

Biotronik Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of MoMe Kardia Diagnostic Monitor
News | Remote Monitoring | September 05, 2018

September 5, 2018 — Biotronik announced it is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for the MoMe Kardia external...

Philips Acquires Xhale Assurance Inc.
News | Remote Monitoring | August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018 — Philips announced it has acquired Xhale Assurance Inc., a U.S.-based scale-up company developing...

Maisense Introduces Simultaneous Blood Pressure and ECG Recording System
News | Telecardiology | August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018 — At the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, cardiovascular technology startup...

Cardea Solo Wearable ECG Collects High-Altitude Cardiac Data on Denali Expedition

David R. Ohlson, DO (right), logs patient cardiac information and labels a used Cardea Solo ECG sensor while USX climber Adam Storck (left) replaces his sensor at Denali's 14,200-foot camp. Photo courtesy of Ron Oliver, USX.

News | ECG Wireless Remote Access | August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018 — U.S. Expeditions and Explorations (USX) and Cardiac Insight Inc. announced the successful...

Lexington Biosciences Concludes Initial HeartSentry Clinical Study
News | Patient Monitors | August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018 — Lexington Biosciences Inc. recently announced the completion of the initial HeartSentry...

iBeat Heart Watch Now Shipping
Technology | Wearable Sensors | August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 — iBeat recently announced the release and shipping of its iBeat Heart Watch. The heart and blood...

Caretaker Medical Wins CE Certification for Caretaker4 Wireless Vital Signs Monitor
News | Wearable Sensors | August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018 — Caretaker Medical, creator of the Caretaker4...

Now cleared by the FDA, PocketECG CRS is a new mobile cardiac rehabilitation system designed to provide high-quality ECG monitoring and automated arrhythmia detection during rehabilitation training. The device monitors a patient's heart rhythm and heart rate to safely guide the intensity and duration of rehabilitation exercises in real-time.

Now cleared by the FDA, PocketECG CRS is a new mobile cardiac rehabilitation system designed to provide high-quality ECG monitoring and automated arrhythmia detection during rehabilitation training. The device monitors a patient's heart rhythm and heart rate to safely guide the intensity and duration of rehabilitation exercises in real-time.

Technology | Cardiac Rehabilitation | July 24, 2018

July 23, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the PocketECG Cardiac...

Jackson Health System Signs 11-Year Agreement for Philips' Enterprise Monitoring as a Service
News | July 05, 2018

July 5, 2018 — Philips and Florida’s Jackson Health System, one of the nation's largest public health systems,...

The Medtronic Reveal Linq implantable cardiac monitor allows for 24/7 monitoring

New cardiac monitoring technologies allow for longer duration data collection. The Medtronic Reveal Linq implantable cardiac monitor allows for 24/7 monitoring for up to three years. This might not be necessary for most patients, and there are several newer Holter monitors that can record up to several days or several weeks of data in real-time.  

Blog | ECG Wireless Remote Access | May 23, 2018

New patient monitoring technologies with wireless connectivity have enabled a revolution in cardiac event and...

Itamar Medical Launches SleePath for AFib Patients at Heart Rhythm 2018
Technology | Patient Monitors | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Itamar Medical Ltd. announced the launch of SleePath, the first integrated e-health sleep apnea care...

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