TZ Medical and Cinterion have unveiled a new wireless heart monitor that can continuously record and transmit cardiac data without any interaction by the user. The Aera CT can detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia, and pauses, and will transmit physician defined events back to the clinic along with relevant recorded data. The device is capable of continuous operation for up to 28 days, and can also work as a communication device using the built-in speakerphone. Emergency personnel can be quickly dispatched if the clinic is seeing the patient’s heart having a life threatening arrhythmias. It is expected the Aera CT will be going to market in North America in the third quarter of this year.
Features from the product brochure:
Combines the internet, wireless communication and leading-edge
heart monitoring technology to provide constant detection,
recording and transmission of cardiac rhythm dysfunctions while the
patient is fully mobile. Patients are monitored 24 hours a day for up
to 28 days
Physician-selected autotrigger thresholds.
Cardiac-rhythm related problems are targeted and parameters are
predetermined by the physician to provide rapid, accurate data to the
Patient interaction not required.
As many arrhythmic events are symptom free; provides for the
detection and transmission of these events without the need for
patient awareness. However, the patient can manually transmit a
report via the wearable, lightweight, portable monitor.
Urgent and daily telemetry reports are provided as directed by physician.
Reports of Afib burden, heart rate, strip samples of arrhythmias are
provided daily and as needed by the physician. The center can secure
emergency services when critical events are detected and the
physician is notified immediately under such conditions. Dialogue
with the patient can take place via the device itself.
Press release: Cinterion and TZ Medical Announce Advanced Heart Monitoring M2M Device to Improve the Lives of Millions Affected by Arrhythmia Disorders …
Product page: Aera CT …