Report: Apple hiring dozens of MDs, solidifies venture into healthcare
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) has hired dozens of medical doctors for positions with various teams at the company, confirming its plans to move into the healthcare biz, according to a recent CNBC report. Many of the hires have been under the radar, according to the report, which estimates the company has more than 40 and up to 50 doctors on its roster. The move suggests that Apple may be looking to integrate more health technologies into its platforms, and that it could be looking to branch out into applications for people with specific serious medical conditions and not focus as much on general wellness, CNBC reports. The medica...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Research & Development Apple Source Type: news

EKG, Other Heart Health Features Come to Apple Watch
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular heartbeat. Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn't make them available until Thursday. The new features have been given clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are for U.S. customers only. Related JEMS Article: The iBeat Is a ‘Smart’ Watch, But It Can’t ‘Save Your Life’ The watch can intermittently check the wearer's heart rhythm in the background and send a notification if it detects irregular heart rhythm. That can poi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

EKG, Other Heart Health Features Come to Apple Watch
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular heartbeat. Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn't make them available until Thursday. The new features have been given clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are for U.S. customers only. Related JEMS Article: The iBeat Is a ‘Smart’ Watch, But It Can’t ‘Save Your Life’ The watch can intermittently check the wearer's heart rhythm in the background and send a notification if it detects irregular heart rhythm. That can poi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Apple Watch rolling out electrocardiogram feature
According to Apple, this new test can detect atrial fibrillation, a potentially serious condition where the heart beats out of rhythm (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor
Since the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced in September, one of its most anticipated functions has been the promise to perform a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) whenever a consumer wants. The feature becomes available in the United States on Thursday via a software update. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple Watch rolling out electrocardiograms for heart health
Wearable technology is a more than $21 billion market and is on track to reach nearly $35 billion in the next four years. Smart watches are driving the trend. Apple is launching two new Apple Watch features Thursday for heart health. Norah O'Donnell met Apple COO Jeff Williams and vice president of health Dr. Sumbul Desai to learn how the Apple Watch is tracking atrial fibrillation, a disorder that affects at least 2.7 million Americans. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula also joins "CBS This Morning" to weigh in on the new features. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECG Educational Standards for Prehospital Providers
The level of knowledge pertaining to electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation among prehospital healthcare providers undoubtedly impacts patient outcomes. EMS personnel from EMRs to EMTs, AEMTs and paramedics play a critical role in the care of acutely ill and injured patients. First responders make critical decisions regarding initial assessment, intervention and transport. They must do so expeditiously. Such decisions have profound implications on quality and continuity of care. The importance of such actions becomes especially evident in regard to on-scene ECG interpretation. The prehospital providers' ECG interpretation ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan Barney, BA, EMT, MS3 Tags: Training Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

ECG Educational Standards for Prehospital Providers
Conclusion As the role of evidence-based medicine becomes more prominent in the field of emergency medicine, a clear view of the current state of ECG education and platform from which to implement uniform standards becomes increasingly essential; especially as research expands into the prehospital setting. Further research into EMS education may identify both strengths and weaknesses in basic ECG interpretation appropriate for first responders. Implementing minimum ECG interpretation standards for EMS personnel nationwide is one potential option to ensure prehospital educational institutions stay responsive to current scie...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan Barney, BA, EMT, MS3 Tags: Training Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

BioSig inks Pure EP first-in-human study deal with Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
BioSig Technologies (OTCQB: BSGM) said today that it inked a deal with Austin’s Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center to launch first-in-human studies using its Pure EP system. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company’s Pure EP system is designed for acquiring, digitizing, amplifying, filtering, measuring and calculating, displaying, recording and storing electrocardiographic and intracardiac signals for patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures. The device is intended to reduce noise and artifacts to produce high-fidelity cardiac signals, which the company claims...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Clinical Trials BioSig Technologies Source Type: news

AliveCor Heats up Mobile ECG Market with New Data
A research version of AliveCor’s mobile ECG technology could help rapid diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks, according to a study presented at the 2018 American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The ST LEUIS International Multicenter Study determined that the Mountain View, CA-based company’s smartphone technology can identify the condition with good correlation and high sensitivity compared to a standard-lead ECG. A total of 204 subjects (age = 60 years, males = 57%, STEMI activation = 45%) were enrolled from 5 international sites. For all interp...
Source: MDDI - November 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Apple Watch study enrolls 400k participants
An atrial fibrillation screening study using Apple‘s (NSDQ:AAPL) next-gen Apple Watch has enrolled 400,000 subjects, making it the largest study of its kind to date. Enrollment for the Apple Heart trial has been completed by Stanford University’s School of Medicine, and the study rationale and design has already been published in the American Heart Journal. “The advantage of the app that uses the optical sensor is that it can check for an irregular pulse multiple times throughout the day in the background, without needing the user to actively engage the application,” study principal investigator Mar...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Patient Monitoring Apple Source Type: news

Researchers combine separate technologies to develop new digital stethoscope design
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Researchers developed a new digital stethoscope that combines precision sensors, electrocardiogram technology and machine learning applications into one piece of equipment to better detect heart ailments and problems that might occur with an implanted heart pump. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury
Conclusion Remember, crush injuries are a different form of trauma that require a very different mindset and approach to patient care. Local physiologic deterioration can begin very quickly, but systemic effects aren’t seen until the external pressure on the extremity or body part is released. The presentation of crush injuries can also be very clandestine, as in automobile accidents, due to local or central sensory neurological interruption and damage. Therefore, it’s essential to insist upon earliest possible access to the patient to assess the possible/probable extent of any crush injury and prepare/monitor ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Parrish, MD, EMT-P Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data
However, using a smartphone for electrocardiography in hospitalized stroke patients'is only one of several methods, and it's probably not going to be a gold standard,'but rather an add-on, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- Patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), which is characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction with symptoms and electrocardiogram changes mimicking acute myocardial infarction (AMI), have lower mortality during... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NYT Report: Apple Watch ‘ should not be considered a medical device ’
The new electrocardiogram-equipped Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) Watch should not be considered a medical device, according to a new report from the New York Times. The article, written by Indiana University School of Medicine pediatrics professor Aaron Carroll, calls into question the downsides of the newly released device and the potential for both false positives and false negatives. Carroll acknowledged the possible positives of the device, including the ability for physicians to monitor patients from a distance and diagnosing heart problems in individuals that would possibly go undetected, but said that “just because s...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics mHealth (Mobile Health) Apple Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Use Your Tools and Trust the Technology
“An esophageal intubation is no sin, but there is great sin in not recognizing such a placement.” — Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course (U.S. Special Operations Command) How hard is it take to properly intubate the trachea? Actually, it’s far more difficult than most people think. Recent anesthesia research shows that at least 75 live adult intubations are needed to achieve a 90% initial competency.1 Yes, 75! Not the very limited live number that are experienced in many paramedic schools, and certainly not only practicing with manikins. And how hard is it to intubate the esop...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Could MRI imaging detect early signs of heart disease in lupus sufferers?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints, skin and many other organs throughout the body. Modern treatments have improved the outlook for people with lupus, however there is currently no cure. It remains a variable and unpredictable condition and may even be life-threatening for people whose vital organs, like the heart, are affected. Careful monitoring of the condition is needed so that potentially serious complications can be recognised and treated promptly, and a team of researchers seems to have made a major leap forward in this area. The group from China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 24, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

BioSig to uplist to NASDAQ exchange
BioSig Technologies (OTCQB: BSGM) said this week it plans to uplist onto the Nasdaq Capital Market, beginning today. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company said that the uplisting follows its receipt of FDA 510(k) clearance for its Pure EP electrophysiology system. BioSig said that the PureEP system is designed for acquiring, digitizing, amplifying, filtering, measuring and calculating, displaying, recording and storing electrocardiographic and intracardiac signals for patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures. “We are extremely pleased to be stepping onto the Nasdaq Capital Market at this pivotal po...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat BioSig Technologies Source Type: news

Responses To Innovation: Apple Watch Vs. The Specialists
The electrocardiogram obtained by Apple Watch provides a much more imperfect and rudimentary result than a hospital or a dedicated device would. But the measurements, although less rigorous, can be taken and analyzed continuously, at any time of the day. We are witnessing the future of Medicine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Enrique Dans, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AAPL Source Type: news

FDA hopes new disruptive wearables will lead to ‘ universal digital future in healthcare ’
The FDA is hopeful that devices like the new Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) Watch, which is designed to provide on-the-spot electrocardiogram tests and detect atrial fibrillation, will lead to a “reimagination of healthcare delivery,” according to a recent post from agency head Dr. Scott Gottlieb, but whether having that data will improve overall health has yet to be seen. In its unveiling of the new Apple Watch 4, the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant said it worked closely with the FDA to clear the device, which won de novo classification from the federal watchdog. Gottlieb confirmed that the agency “worked cl...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance AliveCor Apple Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Apple reveals biggest, most expensive iPhone yet and new Watch with FDA approval
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino, California, headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

Apple debuts biggest, most expensive iPhone yet
Apple Inc. executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino, California, headquarters Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that has received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: By Silicon Valley Business Journal staff Source Type: news

FDA works with technology industry to promote digital health innovation
Scott Gottlieb, FDA commissioner; Jeff Shuren, Center for Devices and Radiological Health director Owing to digital advances, we’re experiencing a reimagination of health care delivery. Consumers are now empowered to take more control of their own health information to make better-informed decisions about their medical care and healthy living. These advances enable better health outcomes for patients. This opportunity is supported by a new technological paradigm of digital health tools, like apps, that enable consumers to have more active engagement and access to real-time information about their health and activitie...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Apple Gains FDA Clearance for ECG App for Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 4 will feature two new medical apps marketed with FDA’s blessing, thanks to De Novo classifications. The new watch will offer an ECG app, a software-only mobile medical application that can classify whether there are signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), and another software-only mobile medical app analyzing pulse rates for irregular rhythms. (Neither is intended to replace "traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment," FDA stated in the notices.) These features are scheduled to be available in the United States later this year, ...
Source: MDDI - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

AHA: Apple's Smartwatch Has a Heart Monitor Now
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- There will soon be another way to monitor your heart -- from your wrist. The Apple Watch 4 that was unveiled Wednesday will include electrocardiogram testing. Often referred to as an EKG or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Photos: Apple unveils new Watch with FDA approval and biggest, most expensive iPhone yet
Apple Inc. executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that has received U.S. Food… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

(Photos): Apple unveils new Watch with FDA approval and biggest, most expensive iPhone yet
Apple Inc. executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that has received U.S. Food… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Apple reveals biggest, most expensive iPhone yet and new Watch with FDA approval
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino, California, headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

Apple shows off new Watch with FDA approval, 3 updated iPhones (Photos)
Apple Inc. executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that has received U.S. Food… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

Apple shows off new Watch with FDA approval, 3 updated iPhones (Photos)
Apple Inc. executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that has received U.S. Food… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Apple shows off new Watch with FDA approval, 3 updated iPhones
Apple Inc. executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that has received U.S. Food… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Apple shows off new Watch with FDA approval, 3 updated iPhones
Apple Inc. executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that has received U.S. Food… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

New Apple Watch OK'd for Arrhythmia Detection
(MedPage Today) -- Single-lead electrocardiogram built into latest version cleared by FDA (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Photos: Apple shows off new Watch with FDA approval, 3 updated iPhones
Apple Inc. executives took to the stage at the company's Cupertino headquarters on Wednesday to unveil a lineup of bigger, pricier iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with new health and medical features and a first-of-its-kind approval from federal drug regulators. The company unveiled a new Apple Watch with an electrical heart rate sensor and new software to detect irregular heart rhythms. The device is the first "over the counter" electrocardiography (ECG) device that has received U.S. Food… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

Report: New Apple Watch features on-board EKG scanning, AF detection
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) today unveiled its new Series 4 Apple Watch which the tech company said now features on-board electrocardiogram scanning technology, according to a report from The Verge. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant said that it won FDA approval for the watch, and touted the EKG addition as the first EKG product to be offered over-the-counter directly to consumers, according to the report. To take an EKG, users of the device must press their finger to the watch’s “digital crown” and sensors in the underside of the watch will perform the test, according to The Verge. EKG testing with the w...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Diagnostics Featured mHealth (Mobile Health) Apple Source Type: news

FDA grants breakthrough designation to AliveCor ’ s KardiaK hyperkalemia software
AliveCor said this week it won breakthrough device designation from the FDA for its KardiaK software platform intended to screen for hyperkalemia, or elevated levels of blood potassium, without the need for drawing blood. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said the KardiaK system uses a proprietary deep neural network intended to detect hyperkalemia using data from electrocardiograms similar to those captured through its KardiaMobile and KardiaBand ECG devices. AliveCor said it hopes the platform will allow users with kidney disease and other life-threatening conditions to check for hyperkalemia at home and preve...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT AliveCor Source Type: news

Biotronik Enters into Distribution Agreement with InfoBionics
Biotronik has become the exclusive US distributor for InfoBionic's MoMe Kardia external cardiac diagnostic monitor. The device benefits patients suspected of experiencing cardiac arrhythmias. “When we’re looking at partners - we’re asking ourselves - are these partners able to do the three main things that are important to us,” Rupa Basu, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Corporate Accounts and Strategy, at Biotronik, told MD+DI. “The first thing is, is it going to improve the patient’s expe...
Source: MDDI - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Climb every mountain, armed with cardiac info
Credit: NPS Photo / Mary Lewandowski Cardiac Insight’s Cardea Solo wearable electrocardiogram sensor was put to the test in May when a climbing team scaled North America’s highest peak to gather previously limited high-altitude cardiac data. The mountaineering team, comprised of military members, veterans and a physician from non-profit organization U.S. Expeditions and Explorations (USX) and Cardiac Insight, climbed Denali in Alaska to measure the effects of high-altitude exercise on the heart. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Climb every mountain...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Cardiac Insight Source Type: news

Biotronik to distribute InfoBionic monitor in U.S.
Biotronik has landed exclusive U.S. distributorship for InfoBionic’s MoMe Kardia external cardiac diagnostic monitor. MoMe Kardia was designed to increase early detection and diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias by providing physicians with the ability to access near real-time electrocardiographic data. Monitoring can also uncover patients at higher risk of sudden cardiac death. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Biotronik to distribute InfoBionic monitor in U.S. appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Distribution Biotronik InfoBionic Source Type: news

Hospital launches course to teach nurses how to read ECGs
A first-of-its-kind course teaching nurses how to read an electrocardiogram (ECG) has been launched to address a “skills gap” and potentially save lives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical tests miss most heart attacks – nearly two-thirds are “unrecognized”
(Natural News) A new study on myocardial infarctions (MI; commonly referred to as heart attacks) raised concerns that standard medical tests fail to properly diagnose up to two-thirds of unrecognized MI cases. An unrecognized heart attack is a sub-clinical event. That is to say, its symptoms are too faint to be detected by common medical exams. Their accurate detection requires electrocardiographic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening for AFib With ECG
On Aug. 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography to prevent stroke. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

BioSig wins FDA nod for Pure EP system
BioSig Technologies (OTCQB: BSGM) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Pure EP electrophysiology system. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company said the PureEP system is designed for acquiring, digitizing, amplifying, filtering, measuring and calculating, displaying, recording and storing electrocardiographic and intracardiac signals for patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures. The newly cleared system is intended to reduce noise and artifacts to produce high-fidelity cardiac signals, which the company claims could increase the diagnostic values of the signals. Initial Pure EP systems were prod...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance BioSig Technologies Source Type: news

Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force published a final recommendation on Aug. 7 citing insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) with electrocardiography (ECG) in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- There is insufficient evidence to support screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) with electrocardiography (ECG) in older, asymptomatic patients, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

At-Home, Wearable ECG Patch May Improve Early Detection of AF At-Home, Wearable ECG Patch May Improve Early Detection of AF
Continuous cardiac monitoring using a home-based, wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor patch may improve early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) in high-risk patients, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Immediate Monitoring With ECG Patch Ups A-Fib Diagnosis Rate
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Immediate monitoring with a self-applied wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) patch results in a higher rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis among individuals at high risk, according to a study published in the July 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely. Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients ’ health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and electrocardiogram readings. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news