Removing doubt: Implantable ST-segment monitor can eliminate delay in MI treatment


May 6, 2010 | Reed Miller From Theheart.org

San Diego, CA – An intracardiac ST-segment monitor, which alerts patients to significant ST shifts indicative of thrombotic occlusion, reduced patients’ “alarm-to-hospital” time from the typical two to three hours to less than 20 minutes in early studies.

Results of the first two pilot studies of the AngelMed Guardian implantable ischemia detection system (Angel Medical Systems, Shrewsbury, NJ) were presented as a poster here at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2010 Scientific Sessions by Dr David Holmes (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN), who said that the results will also soon be published. Angel Medical sponsored the studies. Continue reading