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VitalConnect Introduces Remote Arrhythmia Detection Using VitalPatch



In a world where cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death (with an estimated 17.9 million annual deaths globally, according to the WHO), the need to accurately and reliably monitor patients following cardiac procedures is ever-growing. This need is highlighted by the frequency of complications that occur following such procedures. For example, approximately 30% of patients experience problems with electrical conduction in the heart following an aortic valve replacement, leading to a dysregulation of heart rhythm (arrhythmias).

Currently, early detection of such complications is only possible if patients
are monitored in the hospital using bulky, wired devices. Tools that enable
remote monitoring following patient discharge hold the potential to improve
patient outcomes and perhaps lower costs associated with unnecessarily prolonged
hospitalizations. As such, VitalConnect recently announced the addition of arrhythmia
detection to its remote monitoring platform, which uses the wearable biosensor,
VitalPatch, to monitor 11 vital sign measurements.

The addition of proprietary arrhythmia detection software enables
physicians to monitor patients who are prone to develop any one of the 22
unique forms of arrhythmias that VitalConnect’s software is able to detect, ranging
from atrial fibrillation to left bundle branch block. Physicians can choose to start
remotely monitoring patients using the VitalPatch either following a cardiac
procedure or after a patient reports symptoms that may point to an arrhythmia. Implementation
of this monitoring capability in a wearable patch adds to patient freedom and
comfort.

Together with a cloud-enabled platform, Vista Solution 2.0, VitalPatch
enables physicians to simultaneously monitor vital signs and cardiac condition
of multiple patients on a continuous basis with clinically proven predictive
analytics.

For more information on VitalConnect, check out their website or read some
of our previous coverage.



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