News | November 15, 2006

Breakthrough Algorithms Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Breakthrough Algorithms Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

AHA in Chicago: GE Healthcare announced this week that it is the only company with two patented algorithms that meet new MN guidelines that help physicians predict whether a patient is at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD).

“It is GE’s hope that the wealth of detailed, accurate cardiac information provided by these algorithms will help physicians better understand which patients are at highest risk for SCD and enable them to prescribe proactive treatments that can help reduce these deaths,” said Dr. Matthias Weber, vice president of GE Healthcare’s Diagnostic Cardiology business.

When inputted with ambulatory (Holter) electrocardiography (ECG) data, GE’s patented, breakthrough algorithms — Marquette Modified Moving Average (MMA) T-Wave Alternans algorithm and the Marquette Heart Rate Turbulence algorithm –have been shown to help predict if a person is at risk for SCD. A cardiac stress test, when conducted with GE’s CASE stress test system and CardioSoft software, uses the MMA T-Wave Alternans algorithm to evaluate a patient’s risk of SCD.

GE’s Heart Rate Turbulence algorithm measures and compares the heart rate before and after premature beats, providing comparison data used to measure how the patient’s heart and autonomic nervous system work together, which can determine cardiac health.

“Used together, these algorithms interpret complex cardiac rhythms that provide a more accurate, advanced way to determine which patients are at risk for SCD and would benefit most from a implantable defibrillator,” said Dr. Richard L. Verrier, associate professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “This noninvasive and portable method for diagnosing patients should significantly benefit those patients who may be at higher risk for SCD or help in prescribing the most appropriate therapies to prevent SCD.”

For more information visit www.gehealthcare.com.

Related Content

News | ECG

April 12, 2022 – Biotricity, a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company, will officially launch the ...

Home April 12, 2022
Home
News | ECG

April 4, 2022 – GE Healthcare and AliveCor have announced a partnership to deliver medical-grade six-lead ...

Home April 04, 2022
Home
News | ECG
February 14, 2022 – MediLynx Cardiac Monitoring, LLC (dba MediLynx Arrhythmia Diagnostics), a national remote monitoring ...
Home February 14, 2022
Home
News | ECG
February 11, 2022 – Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced the introduction of the industry’s first ...
Home February 11, 2022
Home
News | ECG

September 1, 2021 — University of South Australia researchers have designed a computer vision system that can ...

Home September 01, 2021
Home
News | ECG

June 18, 2021 — You might be older ― or younger ― than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's ...

Home June 18, 2021
Home
News | ECG

February 16, 2021 — QT Medical recently announced the launch of Xpress ECG service, the world’s first 12-lead ECG home ...

Home February 16, 2021
Home
News | ECG

February 2, 2021 — Cardiac Insight, Inc. a healthcare company specializing in wearable cardiac sensors and automated ...

Home February 02, 2021
Home
Feature | ECG | By Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are a few trends to watch for in electrocardiogram (ECG, or if you prefer the original German EKG) systems. The ...

Home January 20, 2021
Home
Feature | ECG

Apple created a stir when it announced in 2018 that its Apple Watch Series 4 was the first consumer health and fitness ...

Home March 11, 2020
Home
Subscribe Now