ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everist Genomics, a rapidly growing personalized medicine company developing and commercializing innovative diagnostics and prognostics, today announced plans to commercialize its CardioDefender diagnostic system. CardioDefender is the first FDA-approved and CE mark-registered smartphone ECG system to provide physicians and patients with hospital-quality heart rhythm monitoring outside of the hospital setting. The system incorporates several unique capabilities enabling physicians to diagnose and treat potentially life threatening arrhythmias that might otherwise be missed.
CardioDefender is the first system to deliver mobile, real-time, beat-by-beat, and quantitative heart monitoring and automated reporting by combining patented analytical smartphone software with a Bluetooth device and electrodes. The electrodes, which are attached to the patient's skin, transmit heart rhythm data to the Bluetooth device, which then transmits the data to the smartphone. The smartphone software analyzes the heart rhythm data, and the data is sent to a cardiac monitoring center which keeps an encrypted record of the data that can be reviewed by physicians. Physicians are also able to receive arrhythmia alerts via their smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. In the event of a significant arrhythmia, the CardioDefender system will automatically transmit an alert to the patient's physician while the event is occurring.
"Until now, heart rhythm monitoring for arrhythmia events has been limited by technologies that lack the level of sophistication needed to provide practical and useful monitoring for a mobile population," said Prasad Sunkara, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Eve
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