Millions of people around the world are living with arrhythmia – an irregular, slower or faster heart rhythm than it should be, impacting the flow of blood through the body and to the brain like atrial fibrillation (AFib). People with arrhythmia are at increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
The good news is that a new technology, PocketECG, a mobile ECG device for arrhythmia, offers a complete diagnostic solution making it possible for physicians to monitor their patients remotely. Physicians can now extend the reach of their practices by actively monitoring patients’ heart rhythms as patients live their daily lives.
Roughly the size of a smartphone, PocketECG is a portable, lightweight and easy to use advanced remote arrhythmia monitor, making patient compliance more manageable. Three leads easily connect from the device to your patient’s chest to reliably provide a constant stream of ECG data. Electrodes can easily be removed and relocated to address any issues of skin sensitivity, without needing to end or restart the heart monitor. If a signal is not detected for a prolonged period of time, we will contact your patient to instruct him or her on how to properly reconnect the device
PocketECG’s easy, single-device configuration eliminates the need for multiple battery packs and charging, as well as potential issues with Bluetooth connections between multiple devices. We transmit every labeled beat directly from our portable ECG device to the mobile network.
Whether monitoring a patient for 24-48 hours or up to 30 days, PocketECG captures and streams every beat for a more precise arrhythmia diagnosis.
Research presented at the 2018 Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions showed that online monitoring with advanced arrhythmia diagnostics device such as PocketECG may lead to more timely and accurate diagnosis of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (PAF) over other methods including the Holter and multi-day patch.
Key Research Findings:
As illustrated in the bar graph, online monitoring improves diagnostic yield more than any other monitoring approach, including the 24-and 48-hour Holter and the offline multi-day patch.
PocketECG is a portable, small (roughly smartphone-sized) and user-friendly heart arrhythmia monitoring device that increases patient compliance. There are three leads linking the device to the patient’s chest which allows for solid and stable transfer of ECG signal. The self-adhesive electrodes can be peeled off anytime and displaced if any skin sensitivity occurs, which will not disturb the heart arrhythmia monitoring. In case there is no signal received for an extended time span, the patient is advised and guided through each step of how to correctly enable the atrial fibrillation monitor all over again.
Thanks to the single-device configuration of PocketECG there is no demand for manifold battery sets and charging, and any possible problems concerning Bluetooth connections amid numerous devices are reduced. Each recorded beat is sent instantly from the ECG arrhythmia monitor to the mobile network for analysis. PocketECG also easily interacts with your Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system, and allows for seamless data transfer from arrhythmia monitoring device and digital report signing.