Physio-Control, a division of Medtronic for not much longer, has unveiled the ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG. The device allows paramedics to transmit ECG data to hospital physicians via the LIFENET network and get immediate cardiac specialist opinion on the readings.
In particular, the firm hopes that first responders will be able to quickly identify patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI), hopefully leading to earlier treatment and more lives saved.
From the announcement:
As simple as it is portable, ReadyLink only requires a three-step process to capture and transmit a 12-lead ECG: 1) prepare patient’s skin and place electrodes; 2) one-button push to acquire 12-lead ECG; and 3) one-button push to transmit ECG to selected hospital facility via the LIFENET System. Additional ReadyLink features include:
- All ECG leads visible on screen
- Full keyboard for easy patient data entry
- Backlit screen
- External AC/DC converter with rechargeable lithium ion battery
- Built-in modem
- Internal storage up to 60 ECGs
Product page: ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG …