While Waiting for FDA Approval for an IPhone ECG Company Launches Popular Veterinary Version–Cats and Dogs Get Heart Attac
Posted Aug 28 2012 1:04am
This is pretty neat, not the FDA timeline but the fact that cats and dogs can get an ECG done simple and easy. The video is neat and I can see why a vet would want one as it makes it simple and dog wags his tail during the entire process, so no problem there. It’s a case that fits over the IPhone and does the work and the information can be sent to a pet’s medical records. Sometimes I swear from past experience that our pets get more care than we do. Below is a link to another cell phone cardio app in the works, so it looks like the phone has it, or will have it. BD
What do you do if you’re a medical technology startup while waiting for the FDA to approve your flagship iPhone-based product?
If you’re AliveCor, you launch a veterinary version of it.
The product in question is AliveCor’s iPhone ECG heart monitor, which the company showed off nearly two years ago, at the CES in 2011. The device allows a medical professional to assess a patient’s heart rhythm, providing more data than a stethoscope or manual check of their pulse. Although the device has broad potential, it has yet to be approved by the FDA. The device isn’t a replacement for the 12-lead ECG used in hospitals to assess patients and diagnose conditions like acute myocardial infarction (more commonly referred to as a heart attack), but it does provide what AliveCor’s founder Dr. David Albert calls “clinical quality” data.