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November 23, 2011

CardioComm Unveils HeartCheck, a 'Digital Thermometer' for the Heart



At the world’s largest medical trade fair, Medica 2011, held in Dusseldorf last week, CardioComm Solutions, Inc., unveiled a new Remote Mobile Patient ECG Monitoring Solution called HeartCheck, which functions as an arrhythmia as well as a resting ECG monitor.

HeartCheck uses the new application programming interface and C4 technology to interact with handheld patient-activated ECG monitoring devices.

This Smart Monitoring solution is the second of its kind to be launched by CardioComm. The first was the release of The applicability of GC12, which includes in-hospital, satellite clinic, and in-ambulance monitoring.

Handheld ECG devices by themselves are not new but the technology used in them is. Etienne Grima, CEO of CardioComm noted that since CardioComm Solutions’ new API works specifically with the FDA-cleared and CE-certified HeartCheck ECG monitor, ECGs can be transmitted under a standardized format and be made internationally accessible to physicians.

At Medica 2011CardioComm demonstrated the interoperability between C4 and the handheld ECG monitor to several companies. ECGs recorded at the Congress in Germany were transmitted to CardioComm’s server facilities in Canada and within minutes the ECG recording were reviewed through the physician portal for C4.

Grima commented on the enthusiasm with which the device was received and said, “We anticipate future opportunities to integrate our C4 software service as a preferred back-end ECG management solution with several devices.”

He spoke of CardioComm’s forthcoming releases in 2012 and the need to customize its virtual server support system in different countries.

In related news, CardioComm Solutions Inc., announced the extension of its current OEM agreement with GE Healthcare. The agreement renewal means both companies will continue to play a role in the expanding cardiovascular monitoring and diagnostic devices segment, forecast recently to grow at a CAGR of five percent between 2011 and 2017.



Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell


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