Navigation Links
Detroit Medical Center Becomes First in Southeast Michigan to Study an Implantable Device, Designed to Reduce Patient Time to the ER and Improve Survival Rates From Heart Attack in High-Risk Patients

DETROIT, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced its first implant of the AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system. The system is designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the emergency room during an impending heart attack.  Randy Lieberman, M.D., Medical Director, Electrophysiology Services, DMC CVI, performed the first implant in Southeast Michigan, and is among the very first physicians across the United States to implant the experimental device.

The AngelMed Guardian system is designed to track significant changes in the heart's electrical signal and then alert patients to seek medical attention.  The objective of the ALERTS Pivotal Study is to provide an assessment of the safety and effectiveness of the AngelMed Guardian System.

"This study provides an excellent opportunity for some of our patients who are at high-risk of having another heart attack. The device is designed to measure changes in the electrical signal of the heart and alert the patient at the earliest onset of a heart attack so that they can get treatment as soon as possible," said Dr. Lieberman.

According to the American Heart Association, one of every five deaths in the United States is attributable to coronary heart disease. Further, 50 percent of heart-attack fatalities occur within one hour of symptom onset and occur before the patient even reaches the hospital.

The AngelMed Guardian System is comprised of an internal implantable device about the size of a standard pacemaker with a lead into the heart, an external telemetry device, and a programmer that aids physicians in evaluating heart signals.

DMC Cardiovascular Institute is among the first medical facilities to participate in the AngelMed Guardian system trial. To participate in the ALERTS study, patients must meet various inclusion criteria. For more information on the AngelMed Guardian system or the ALERTS study protocol, contact (313) 745-7025.

DMC Cardiovascular Institute is also home to DMC Cardio Team One: The most innovative cardiac response program in the nation. Cardio Team One physicians are on-site, not on call, 24/7, allowing DMC to cut heart attack response time to half the national average and well under the national standard.

The pioneering "DMC Cardio Team One" approach to heart attacks has already begun saving the lives of patients who previously might have died by treating them in half the time of the national standard average which is 90–120 minutes.

Theodore L. Schreiber, M.D., President, DMC Cardiovascular Institute, said "it's very gratifying to be able to offer another innovative procedure to our heart patients. We are committed to providing the very best, world-class care here at the Detroit Medical Center."

This new procedure comes immediately on the heels of DMC Cardiovascular Institute's completion of the first two Medtronic CoreValve® transcatheter aortic valve implants (TAVI) ever achieved in Michigan, earlier this month. That procedure was part of CVI's participation in the Medtronic CoreValve U.S. Clinical Trial. This multi-state trial will evaluate a new, non-surgical alternative to open-heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Physicians are available for interviews.

For more information on this clinical trial and others, visit

About Detroit Medical Center

The Detroit Medical Center operates nine hospitals and institutes, including Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital, DMC Surgery Hospital, and DMC Cardiovascular Institute. The Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional healthcare system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education.

SOURCE Detroit Medical Center
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Detroit Medical Center Is First in Michigan to Offer New Breakthrough Technology for Correcting Irregular Heartbeat
2. Detroit Medical Center Chooses CareTech Solutions Document Imaging System
3. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Features Discovery of Asbestos-Related Pain Origin from Scientists at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit
4. Researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Discover Feasibility of Chemotherapy Alternative
5. Scientists at The Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Identify Potential New Target for Breast Cancer Therapy
6. Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi Joins American Lung Association of Michigan to Address Seriously Low Vaccination Rates; Urge Metro-Detroiters to Get Immunized This Season
7. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Pablo Lapuerta Chief Medical Officer
8. St. Davids HealthCare Takes Robotic-Assisted Surgery to the Next Level With the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. Davids North Austin Medical Center
9. "The State of the Medical Marijuana Markets 2011" First Ever Investor-Grade Analysis Report of the Marijuana Marketplace in the United States
10. Plans to Overhaul Ambulance Industry Met With Enthusiasm: Online Marketplace for Emergency Medical Services Introduces Largest Selection of Products and Services on the Web
11. Gateway to Hope: Missouri Nonprofit Leads the Fight against Breast Cancer by Providing Donated Medical and Surgical Care at No Cost to Patients
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/4/2017)...  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company I.M. Lab ... Kickstarter. The device will educate the user about ,proper, ... efficiency compared to the dated and pricey CPR training ... of the compression for a more informed CPR training. ... raise $5,000. cprCUBE ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, ... formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics ... new brand, which included the unveiling of new signage ... , as well as at a few other company-owned ... new brand to patients, some of whom will begin ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... MIAMI , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their ... recent notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South ... ninth time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty ... CEO, Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by ... Set to receive his award ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... WI (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... As ... in medicine known as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out ... partners. , “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders ... for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration for ... Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual iaedp™ ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of ... elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain ... to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of ... collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event ... wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):