Dozee, an Indian Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) company will soon launch an ambulatory Electrocardiogram (ECG) patch to monitor patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).
This ECG patch augments Dozee’s current AI-powered RPM system to help Health Care Professionals (HCPs) in identifying early signs of cardiac deterioration ensuring there is timely medical intervention, thereby improving patient safety.
This ambulatory ECG patch monitors the electrical activity of your heart continuously over multiple days. It will help detect critical cardiac arrhythmias, so HCPs can manage critical situations with swift data-backed medical decisions. Since, Dozee also allows them to remotely monitor vital parameters such as heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and temperature, HCPs can get an understanding of the patient’s condition.
The ECG patch allows physicians to remotely get alerts and view the live and continuous ECG of the patient from anywhere as the system is cloud-enabled.
Dr. Ruchit Shah, interventional cardiologist, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai said: “The only way we can diagnose patients at an increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest and death or cardiovascular disorders is by early detection. But, with a large gap in the number of healthcare facilities and people in need of care, these signs can often be missed by conventional testing methods and can be bridged by integrating with technology – and Dozee’s ECG patch helps us do just that. Patients who are at risk of suffering from a cardiovascular incident tend to show some signal intensity changes on ECG which can be picked up by continuous remote monitoring. These changes, when picked up early and detected can be treated on time and can be lifesaving. Dozee’s ECG patch is a small step in early detection and treatment and can help in improving longevity, lifestyle and reduction in mortality.”
Mudit Dandwate, CEO & co-founder – Dozee, added: “We are excited to enter the cardiac monitoring segment in India with our ECG patch, which is an addition to our vitals monitoring portfolio. This technology can be especially pivotal in India, as cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality over the last three decades. We envisage that Dozee’s Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) portfolio will become an integral part of cardiac care in the near future both in hospital and at home.”
With an estimated prevalence range from 1.3 million to 4.6 million cardiac cases a year, and an annual incidence of 4.91k–1.8 million, cardiac ailments are a fast growing disease burden. While there are efforts being made to contain the epidemic by educating people about preventive measures, especially those at higher risk, the ever increasing burden of patients living with life threatening indications of the ailment, poses a noteworthy challenge.
Dozee’s new foray into cardiology will help take patient safety to the next level and change the way patients are monitored in the hospital – ensuring support across the spectrum of public and private healthcare.