Cardiology

By Laura Lovett 09:00 am June 27, 2019
Cardiogram, maker of a smartwatch app that uses deep neural network technology to detect various heart conditions, has inked a deal with Fitbit allowing its application to be integrated with the tech giant’s wearables.  As part of the integration Fitbit users can now download the Cardiogram app and use it to monitor heart rate and sleep tracking. Users will also have access to Cardiogram’s...
By Dave Muoio 08:42 am May 13, 2019
Mobile consumer ECG maker AliveCor announced today that its long-teased six-lead ECG device has been cleared by the FDA and will be available to customers in June of this year. “[The KardiaMobile 6L clearance] is a big deal for us, and it’s important for patients and physicians because they will be able to get a materially improved view into patients’ hearts,” Dr. Jacqueline Shreibati, chief...
By Dave Muoio 11:43 am May 7, 2019
The FDA has cleared eMurmur ID, a software screening device that uses a smartphone, third-party digital stethoscope and machine learning to automate the detection of heart murmurs. According to Ottawa, Canada-based eMurmur, the cloud tool identifies and classifies both dangerous and healthy heart murmurs, as well as the absence of a murmur and S1 or S2 heart sounds. The platform includes a mobile...
By Jonah Comstock 11:28 am January 7, 2019
According to a new study published this morning in Nature, an algorithm trained via a deep neural network has been able to perform on par with board-certified cardiologists at the annotation of 12 different types of heart rhythms. Researchers from Stanford University and iRhythm collaborated for the study, which detailed an algorithm trained on 91,232 30-second single-lead ECG readings from 53,...
By Laura Lovett 02:59 pm September 10, 2018
A recent study published by JAMA Network Open found that follow-up home blood pressure telemonitoring could help patients with uncontrolled hypertension lower their blood pressure in the short term. However researchers found that in the long term, those who received the intervention had similar results to those who got the standard of care.  In the study, researcher analyzed blood pressure...
By Heather Mack 05:21 pm February 1, 2017
Pasadena, California-based Geneva Health Solutions, which makes a remote monitoring platform for cardiology practitioners, has raised $1.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by Nebraska Medicine, an early adopter of the cloud-based platform that aggregates data from a patient’s implanted cardiac device to their provider. The funding will be used to carry the company through the next year...
By Jonah Comstock 05:43 am November 18, 2013
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor has added a telemedicine service to its product. AliveCor AliveInsights will allow patients to send their recorded ECG readings to remote cardiac technicians or cardiologists for interpretation at any time, for a fee. AliveCor co-founder Dr. Dave Albert has long hinted that this service was in the works. "A human over-read with a very reasonable cost per...
By Brian Dolan 08:59 am February 10, 2010
The devastating earthquake in Haiti earlier this year has spurred a number of telemedicine and wireless health companies to commit their services and donate equipment to the relief efforts in the country. We previously reported on a consortium of remote monitoring companies, including MedApps, AWS, Nonin, Digicel and A&D Medical, that has agreed to jointly donate equipment and infrastructure...
By Brian Dolan 05:59 am October 23, 2009
Earlier this month at the Body Computing Conference in Los Angeles, Boston Scientific showed off a concept iPhone app, called Latitude Connected, that is currently focused on cardiac rhythm care management, but its full range of functions enable physicians to access patient records, monitor implanted devices, tap into patient support networks and schedule follow-up care, according to a report...
By Brian Dolan 10:07 am March 9, 2009
Dr. Matthew Decaro's free iPhone app for doctors proves that there are any number of small inefficiencies in a typical doctor's day that could be improved by simple mobile applications. Decaro's app, called ABG, analyzes blood gas levels in a matter of seconds, saving doctors a few minutes per calculation. Doctors without the application typically look up numbers on arterial blood extractions in...