RhythMedix, a Mount Laurel, N.J.-based remote cardiac monitoring company, has released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device with built-in 4G cellular connectivity. The novel cardiac telemetry monitor is worn for extended remote monitoring without the need for an additional phone or communication device. The technology enables rapid ECG analysis and reporting of cardiac abnormalities by RhythMedix’s team of US-based certified technicians, who alert physicians if an arrhythmia of concern is detected. 

RhythmStar is now available with HeartTime on-demand telemetry mode, an innovative platform that allows physicians to evaluate cardiac activity and expedite care via a telemedicine appointment, limiting the need for an in-person office visit.

Heart arrhythmias are a major health concern that doubles the risk of death in an estimated 33.5 million people worldwide. While remote cardiac monitoring has improved arrhythmia detection, patient compliance and timely access to heart activity currently limit accurate and timely diagnosis.

“The novel wearable RhythmStar monitoring device offers increased patient compliance and allows for accurate assessment of cardiac rhythm in real time,” says Steven DaTorre, MD, a Clinical Cardiologist at Cooper University Health Care in New Jersey. “It also allows me to remain connected to my patients throughout their monitoring period, which may expedite a life-saving diagnosis.”  

The device, with built-in 4G cellular technology, is the first wearable multi-modality cardiac monitor (Holter, Event, and MCT) that connects patients and clinicians for improved patient care. 

“We are excited to offer physicians and their patients our unique monitoring solution that improves patient compliance, helps accelerate diagnosis, and allows physicians to stay virtually connected to their patients with on-demand access to clinical data,” says Brian Pike, president, chief operations officer, and co-founder of RhythMedix. “We look forward to bringing this next-generation RhythmStar technology to physicians across the U.S. in 2021.”

Featured image: next-generation RhythmStar wearable cardiac monitor with built-in 4G cellular connectivity (Courtesy: RhythMedix)