Vital Connect, LifeWatch team-up to improve remote cardiac monitoring

HealthPatch MD

Vital Connect is teaming-up with LifeWatch, a leading outpatient cardiac monitoring company. Under the deal, LifeWatch will use Vital Connect’s FDA-cleared and CE-marked HealthPatch MD device as part of its cardiac telemetry service for continuous monitoring for a range of arrhythmias.

LifeWatch provides solutions and technologies that aid physicians in diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias in patients who have had symptoms such as fainting, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain or who have suffered a stroke. HealthPatch MD complements LifeWatch’s existing products by providing high-quality ECG data used in detecting arrhythmias in the form of a small adhesive patch.

HealthPatch MD can be worn on a patient’s chest 24 hours a day at home or work, and while exercising or bathing. It is capable of continuous wireless transmission of vital signs, including electrocardiography (ECG), heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, activity and posture.