Men and women have differences in cardiac symptoms in a number of underlying conditions. The software in digital cardiographs can deliver the most comprehensive analysis when it takes into account these gender differences. Philips has just announced the launch of the TC50 cardiograph at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2009, a device which can provide gender specific analysis of ECG data.
The company’s latest advance is the PageWriter TC50 cardiograph which allows healthcare professionals to easily and efficiently take and record ECGs – tests of heart activity – assisting the clinician in making a timely diagnosis. The PageWriter TC50’s sophisticated analysis programme, the DXL Algorithm, uses different criteria for men and women to help clinicians interpret cardiac symptoms, including identifying acute global ischemia, the restrictions of blood supply to large areas of the heart.
Philips is the first company to provide healthcare professionals with comprehensive diagnostic tools which respond to recommendations by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the Heart Rhythm Society for myocardial infarction and acute ischemia, including gender and age-specific criteria.