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Study: In resource-poor areas, connected devices reduce hospitalizations, deaths
Heart disease patients visiting mobile health clinics outfitted with pocket-sized, smartphone-connected ECGs and other point-of-care medical devices are more quickly referred for therapy, and less frequently experience hospitalization or death. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Intracardiac electrocardiographic assessment of precordial TASER shocks in human subjects: a pilot study - Stopyra JP, Winslow JE, Fitzgerald DM, Bozeman WP.
BACKGROUND: Case reports of cardiac arrest in temporal proximity to Conducted Electrical Weapon(CEW) exposure raise legitimate concerns about this as a rare possibility. In this pilot study, we respectfully navigate the oversight and regulatory hurdles and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

BLS Crews in Paris Detect Atypical STEMI via 12-Lead ECG
By Jonathan Gonzva, MD; Laure Alhanati, MD; Stéphane Dubourdieu, MD; Daniel Jost, MD; Hugues Lefort, MD; Benoît Frattini, MD & Jean-Pierre Tourtier, MD A 61-year-old man calls the Paris Fire Brigade dispatch center with a complaint of dental pain. He reports feeling pain in the jaw for the past 35 minutes, which he says now extends to the armpits. He also reports that he experienced the same feeling the day before. The patient's age and hyperlipidemia were his only cardiovascular risk factors with atorvastatine and budesonide as the usual treatments. The physician stationed at the dispatch cen...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Nanotube electronics and colour-tuneable OLEDs make wearable cardiac monitor
Device monitors and displays electrocardiogram signals in real time, and can be applied directly to skin. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - September 4, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Electrocardiogram recording by patients boosts atrial fibrillation diagnosis (REHEARSE-AF)
(European Society of Cardiology) Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording by patients with remote analysis by professionals identifies more atrial fibrillation (AF) than routine care, according to late-breaking results from a randomised trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in Circulation. The approach has the potential to reduce AF-related strokes by starting preventative treatment earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HeartSciences wins CE Mark, launches MyoVista ECG in the EU
HeartSciences said today that its MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph testing device won CE Mark and launched in Europe. The Westlake, Texas.-based company’s device measures the heart’s energy per heartbeat using Continuous Wavelet Transform, a type of advanced signal processing that provides doctors with a detailed visual description of a cardiac cycle’s energy distribution. Traditional resting ECG tech detects coronary artery disease less than 50% of the time, HeartSciences reported. “Currently, there’s a significant diagnostic gap in detecting heart disease early, resulting in a bu...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance heartsciences Source Type: news

HeartSciences Announces CE Mark and European Launch of MyoVista(R) High Sensitivity ECG Device
Low-Cost Cardiac Screening Advancement Integrates Wavelet Signal Processing Technology to Improve Early Detection of Heart Disease WESTLAKE, Texas, Aug. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- HeartSciences today announced the European la... Devices, Diagnostics, Cardiology, Regulatory, Product Launch HeartSciences, MyoVista, electrocardiograph (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Listening to Our Patients
When was the last time any of us used a stethoscope and felt it made a difference either to clinch a diagnosis or to change the management of a sick patient? Diagnostic Tool or Neckwear? How many of us have had a patient with a history of hypertension, diabetes or myocardial infarction (MI), who presented with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath? On exam, he might have been anxious and diaphoretic, with a heart rate of 130, respirations of 24, blood pressure of 190/110, bilateral pedal edema, oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 89% and 12-lead ECGs showing ST-elevation. Then you put your scope on hi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Clinical Use of Wearable Technology
While privacy concerns, accuracy of data collected, and FDA approval are all concerns in wearable technology, interest in clinical use of the devices has already begun. Some devices in use include: Compact electrocardiogram monitor. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease and stroke are the two cause of death in American adults. Cardiovascular monitoring is vital to diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and remote patient monitoring assists with this effort. Wristband to monitor epileptic seizures. A device which can detect seizures in patients who have epilepsy can be used to record the tim...
Source: Dragonfly - July 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Technology Source Type: news

Risk factors for myocardial dysfunction after traumatic brain injury: a one-year follow-up study - Lu K, Liang CL, Li PC, Liliang PC, Huang CY, Lee YC, Wang KW, Yang SN, Sun YT, Wang HK.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury has been associated with an increased risk of myocardial dysfunction. Common abnormalities accompanying this pathology include electrocardiographic abnormalities, elevated creatine kinase levels, arrhythmias, and pathol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AliveCor partners with Mayo Clinic in sudden cardiac death study
AliveCor today announced it will collaborate with the Mayo Clinic to develop tools to screen for Long QT Syndrome by combining AliveCor’s artificial intelligence technology with patented algorithms from the Mayo Clinic. LQTS can be both congenital and acquired, and causes 3,000 to 4,000 sudden deaths in children and young adults a year, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. The acquired form of the syndrome can be caused by antibiotics or antidepressants and other medications. “This agreement makes our vision of universal screening for the early detection of long QT syndrome – a potentially lethal...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Research & Development AliveCor Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Long working week 'may increase risk of irregular heartbeat'
Conclusion This study draws together data from a large group of people to investigate whether working hours could be linked to AF. It found people who work 55 or more hours a week had an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat. But before we jump to any conclusions, there are several important things to consider: The number of people who developed AF during this study was small: only 1.24%. That's the absolute risk of AF. Even if working more than 55 hours a week does increase your risk of AF by around 40%, it would only be increasing it to something like 1.74% – which is still very small. Only ...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Study: Post-AF ablation symptom reduction could be partly a placebo effect
Patient assessment of atrial fibrillation symptoms after being treated with catheter ablation may often not match physician assessments, according to a new study. While a number of patients reported relief of symptoms after the treatment, many of those individuals actually experienced persistent arrhythmia despite the procedure, according to the study, which was published late last month in the JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology journal. The study examined patients over 2 years, analyzing the success of AF ablation by evaluating patient reported and physician-assessed AF-related symptoms after the procedure. A total of 54 pa...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Cardiac Insight launches Cardea Solo wearable AF sensor
Cardiac Insight said today it launched its Cardea Solo electrocardiogram sensor designed for diagnosing atrial fibrillation following cardiac ablation. The Cardea Solo device is designed to provide both physicians and patients with cardiac data and help diagnose a variety of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company said. The Cardea Solo sensor is a lightweight, leadless, water resistant single-use disposable designed to record ECG data and patient symptoms.. The device can be worn under clothing for up to 7 days, the company said. “Cardiac Insight’s Cardea Solo is a game...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Cardiac Insight Source Type: news

Using Zio data, Stanford team trains AI to best cardiologists at detecting 14 arrhythmias
A team of researchers from Stanford University, working with cardiac monitoring company iRhythm, have created an AI algorithm that, in a small proof-of-concept trial, outperformed board-certified cardiologists at identifying various types of arrhythmias from ECGs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Syncope workup: greater yield in select trauma population - Harfouche M, Cline M, Mazzei M, Santora T.
BACKGROUND: There is great variation in practice regarding the assessment of trauma patients who present with syncope. The purpose of this study was to determine the yield of screening studies (electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and carotid duplex) and def... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine Implements Smartphone Technology To Improve Communications for Emergency Conditions
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine has implemented a new technology called Pulsara to improve the communication technologies and protocols for patients experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attacks. The Pulsara platform runs as an application on the smartphones of the medics in the field and each member of the care team at the hospital. The app allows paramedics or EMTs in the field who recognize a stroke or STEMI to simply tap a button on their smartphones, which then notifies everyone on the hospital team that an ambulance is on its way with the critical patient. As the paramedic enters more inf...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine Implements Smartphone Technology To Improve Communications for Emergency Conditions
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine has implemented a new technology called Pulsara to improve the communication technologies and protocols for patients experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attacks. The Pulsara platform runs as an application on the smartphones of the medics in the field and each member of the care team at the hospital. The app allows paramedics or EMTs in the field who recognize a stroke or STEMI to simply tap a button on their smartphones, which then notifies everyone on the hospital team that an ambulance is on its way with the critical patient. As the paramedic enters more inf...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis
(European Society of Cardiology) Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE -- CARDIOSTIM 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

East Baton Rouge EMS Receives American Heart Association ’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
BATON ROUGE, LA — East Baton Rouge EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: East Baton Rouge EMS Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

East Baton Rouge EMS Receives American Heart Association ’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
BATON ROUGE, LA — East Baton Rouge EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: East Baton Rouge EMS Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

FDA clears Duo, a combination smart heart monitor and stethoscope from Eko
Berkeley, California-based Eko Devices has received FDA clearance for Duo, a smart heart monitor that is a combination of a digital stethoscope and portable electrocardiogram. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Eko Devices wins FDA nod for portable cardiac monitor
Eko Devices said today that its Duo portable cardiac device won FDA clearance. The hand-held system combines a digital stethoscope with an electrocardiogram to give cardiologists insight into their patients’ daily cardiac function. The Duo device wirelessly pairs with Eko’s app to allows for remote monitoring and diagnosis by a healthcare practitioner. “Eko Duo’s consumer-friendly design can help transform how clinicians monitor heart health in-person or virtually,” Dr. John Chorba, a cardiologist at UC San Francisco, said in prepared remarks. “We need powerful tools which heart failure ...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance ekodevices Source Type: news

Airplanes need more equipment for heart emergencies
Defibrillators and ECGs should be carried on all journeys in case of such an emergency, Professor Jochen Hinkelbein, president of the German Society for Aerospace Medicine, says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MONOC receives American Heart Association ’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
Wall, N.J. - MONOC, the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Services Corporation has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MONOC Mobile Health Services Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

MONOC receives American Heart Association ’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
Wall, N.J. - MONOC, the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Services Corporation has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MONOC Mobile Health Services Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Beta-blockers 'useless' for many heart attack patients, study reports
Conclusion This study aimed to see whether beta blockers reduce mortality in people who've had a heart attack but who don't have heart failure or systolic dysfunction. It found no difference between those who were and those who were not given beta-blockers on discharge from hospital. The authors say this adds to the evidence that routine prescription of beta blockers might not be needed for patients without heart failure following a heart attack. Current UK guidelines recommend all people who have had a heart attack take beta blockers for at least one year to reduce risk of recurrent events. Only people with heart failure ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Fitness trackers' calorie measurements are prone to error
Conclusion This study assessed how accurately seven fitness trackers are able to measure the heart rate and calories burned of individuals taking part in several different activities. The data was compared against clinically approved medical devices to test the accuracy of data obtained by the fitness trackers. It found that although all seven trackers were fairly accurate at measuring heart rate, there was a high level of error when measuring the number of calories burned. The researchers hope this study will help individuals and physicians be aware of potential errors when interpreting the measurements obtained by fitnes...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Heart/lungs Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 11, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Propeller Health: From hardware startup to analytics leader Seven years after the digital respiratory startup Propeller Health launched, co-founder and chief technology officer Greg Tracy told a crowd at this year’s Medic...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

HRS 2017: Two-year registry data on Boston Scientific ’ s S-ICD
Data from a long-term post-approval registry study of the S-ICD subcutaneous pacemaker made by Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) showed high successful implantation rates and “acceptable” short-term complication rates, researchers said today at the annual Heart Rhythm Society conference in Chicago. The study looked at data from 1,637 S-ICD patients who met the criteria for implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation, passed at least 1 electrocardiogram screening vector and had a life expectancy of more than 1 year. The mean follow-up time was 2 years and the study plans to follow patients out ...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management hrs2017 Source Type: news

The How, What and Why of EMS Pulse Oximetry
I think it was in 1986 that I first encountered a new technology called pulse oximetry. I was called in for a two-hour transfer of a patient with chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD) from a small rural hospital to a large tertiary center in a larger city. I was an experienced paramedic and fairly confident in my skills and knowledge. The patient was pretty sick as best I can remember. I took a report from the nurse and the doctor came up to me and said he was sending this patient with a machine called a "pulse ox." "What does it do?" I asked. "It measures their oxygen levels," he respo...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bob Page, AAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Electrocardiographic features for the measurement of drivers' mental workload - Heine T, Lenis G, Reichensperger P, Beran T, Doessel O, Deml B.
This study examines the effect of mental workload on the electrocardiogram (ECG) of participants driving the Lane Change Task (LCT). Different levels of mental workload were induced by a secondary task (n-back task) with three levels of difficulty. Subject... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Binge drinking could trigger abnormal heart rhythms
Conclusion This cross-sectional study found binge drinking is associated with an increased risk of having an irregular heartbeat. However, the type of irregular heartbeat found was mainly sinus tachycardia, which isn't life threatening but involves the heart beating at an abnormally fast rate of over 100 heartbeats a minute. This research also has some notable limitations: The ECG recordings from the acute alcohol group were taken using a smartphone application operated outside the manufacturer's recommended environment. The lively atmosphere within the beer tent may have caused inaccurate recordings. The population...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Cardiac Insight wins FDA nod for Cardea Solo wearable ECG sensor
Cardiac Insight said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Cardea Solo wearable electrocardiogram sensor. The Cardea Solo device is designed to provide both physicians and patients with cardiac data and help diagnose a variety of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company said. “Cardea Solo is an affordable, patient friendly and nonintrusive device designed to improve health care for the millions of patients who suffer from arrhythmia. The timely retrieval of cardiac patient data can contribute to improved diagnosis and treatment and lower health care costs,” co-f...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Cardiac Insight Source Type: news

Verily partners with Duke, Stanford to launch massive “ baseline ” health study
Verily Life Sciences, the medical arm of Google parent Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL), said today it is launching a 4-year, 10,000-patient study looking to examine how people transition from healthy to sick and to identify additional disease risk factors. The company will partner with Duke University and Stanford Medicine, with enrollments beginning in the coming months. Study participants will also be enrolled at the California Health and Longevity Institute in Westlake Village, Calif. The study will be the 1st initiative of its “Project Baseline,” which looks to establish a baseline definition...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring Verily Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Single Cardiac Troponin Test Plus ECG Can Quickly Rule Out MI (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Use of a single high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) measurement plus electrocardiogram can rule out acute myocardial infarction in patients who present to the emergency department with chest pain, according to an Annals of Internal … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Verily launches biosensor-equipped Study Watch for clinical study patient monitoring
Verily Life Sciences, the medical arm of Google parent Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL), today unveiled its Study Watch, a wearable device designed to passively capture health data. The watch, intended to create a method of unobtrusive biosensing, is equipped with multiple sensors, including an electrocardiogram, and can monitor heart rate, electrodermal activity and inertial movements, with a battery life of up to 1 week. Verily said that the device itself comes with a large internal storage, with data compression included, to allow it to store up to a week’s worth of raw data and lower the need for frequen...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring Google Inc. Verily Source Type: news

ECG Reading: Don't Cede Control to the Machines ECG Reading: Don't Cede Control to the Machines
In the era of human vs machine, Dr Mandrola warns about the risk of fake atrial-fibrillation diagnoses from computer-read ECGs.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

A soldier with an exertional heat injury, ischemic-appearing electrocardiogram, and elevated troponins: a clinical case report - Schauer SG, Pfaff JA.
Heat injuries are a common occurrence in the military training setting due to both the physically demanding nature of the training and the environments in which we train. Testing is often done after the diagnosis of a heat injury to screen for abnormalitie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

AliveCor raises $30m, launches Kardia Pro platform in U.S.
AliveCor said today that it landed $30 million in a series D funding round and that it released its artificial intelligence-enabled Kardia Pro platform in the U.S. The company’s platform enables doctors to remotely monitor their patients for early signs of atrial fibrillation, a common cardiac arrhythmia. “Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. To manage heart disease and stroke risk, leading cardiologists want to see more than just ECGs from their patients,” CEO Vic Gundotra said in prepared remarks. “Kardia P...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat AliveCor Source Type: news

With $30M in new funding from Omron, Mayo Clinic, AliveCor launches new AI-powered provider dashboard
Smartphone ECG company AliveCor announced $30 million in new funding today, led by the Mayo Clinic and Omron Healthcare. At the same time, the company launched Kardia Pro, its first provider-facing offering, which uses AI to give cardiologists only the relevant information about their patient's ECGs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Real-time physiological and facial monitoring for safe driving - Chang YL, Feng YC, Chen OT, Yu-Lung Chang, Yen-Cheng Feng, Chen OT, Feng YC, Chen OT, Chang YL.
This work is to develop an intelligent driver-assistance system which can perceive the physiological state of a driver to avoid fatigue driving. The proposed system includes a camera, a wireless ElectroCardioGram (ECG) sensor patch, and a computation platf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Tracking driver's heart rate by continuous-wave Doppler radar - Lee KJ, Park C, Lee B, Kwang Jin Lee, Chanki Park, Boreom Lee, Park C, Lee KJ, Lee B.
Developing driving safety system with medical assistance devices for preventing accidents has become a major social issue in recent year. These devices have been developed using electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG) for measuring the heart r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Boston Scientific ’ s Connected Patient contest finalists focus on data
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today announced the 6 finalists in its 2nd annual Connected Patient Challenge competition, which challenges groups to use big data to create actionable intelligence to increase patient care and healthcare efficiency. The challenge, created in collaboration with physician interactive platform Medstro and supported by Google (NSDQ:GOOG), had 46 contestants worldwide with concepts. Entries covered categories including patient data management and security, medication adherence, home healthcare, clinical trial support, addiction recover, and others, the company said. “We were truly encour...
Source: Mass Device - March 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News Research & Development Boston Scientific Source Type: news

CPR Adjuncts for Now and the Future Presented at EMS Today 2017
Much of what we do in modern EMS is dependent on technology. From AEDs to 12 Lead ECGs, Medical Command Communications to internet connected vehicles which can transmit video our history is filled with the latest and greatest in medical technology. At his EMS Today 2017 session “CPR Adjuncts for 2017 and the Future,” Dr. Craig Manifold, MD, EMS Medical Director UTHSCA took a look at some of the latest and greatest technology that will have an impact on EMS providers. First up was the Apple Watch and apps for other wearable tech. Dr. Manifold relayed the story of an EMS physician interrogating the Apple Watch of...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Operations Equipment & Gear EMS Today Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Feb. 24, 2017
[Photo from unsplash.com]Several companies made distribution deals this week, while others received approval for their products. Here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but were still worth mentioning. 1. Israel OKs E-Qure’s BST device for chronic wounds E-Qure Corp. announced this week that it received marketing approval for its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device (BST Device) from the Israeli Ministry of Health, according to a Feb. 24 news release. BST is an electrotherapeutic method for treating chronic wounds. E-Qure will begin marketing its device in Israel by activating a signed distribution agreem...
Source: Mass Device - February 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Electronic Medical Records Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions mHealth (Mobile Health) Regulatory/Clearance Align Technology Clarius Mobile Health Corin Group E-Qure Henry Schein Medical Nexstim Skyline Medical Source Type: news

Women with congenital heart disease can take heart in new recommendations for pregnancy
For generations, doctors told women who were born with complex congenital heart defects that the physical demands of pregnancy and delivery would be too difficult for them, and that they should not have babies.That mindset has shifted. Newrecommendations for health care providers, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, offer a road map to helping women with congenital heart disease have successful pregnancies.“There is a burgeoning group of women born with complex congenital heart disease who are now of childbearing age and want to get pregnant,” saidMary Canobbio, a nurse at Ronald Re...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medtronic wins FDA clearance for CardioInsight 3D mapping tech
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CardioInsight Noninvasive 3D mapping system, which was designed to map irregular heart rhythms in the upper and lower chambers of the heart and provide electroanatomic 3D maps of the heart. The CardioInsight system is the 1st commercially available, noninvasive cardiac electrical mapping system in the world, according to Medtronic, and avoids the invasive steps of a traditional procedure to determine the origin of a patient’s irregular heart rhythm. Medtronic’s 3D cardiac mapping system employs a 252-electrode sensor vest, which i...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Clearance Medtronic Source Type: news

Heart Test Laboratories raises $12m to support heart disease detection device
Heart disease detection device developer Heart Test Labs raised $12 million in a private placement of common stock to support the international launch of its MyoVista product in the 1st quarter. The round was significantly over-subscribed, Heart Test Labs said, and “provides HTL with a strong financial base entering into 2017.” The company said it is in the process of hiring sales staff as it prepares to launch its MyoVista system. The Westlake, Texas-based company’s MyoVista is an electrocardiography device which operates on proprietary technology to aid in the early detection of heart disease. The devic...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Heart Test Laboratories Source Type: news

Experts say your HEARTBEAT could be used as a password
Researchers at Binghamton University encrypted patient data using the person's own unique electrocardiograph as the key to lock and unlock their digital healthcare records. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news