Sapiens Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

1.What is it? Edwards life sciences’ FDA approved Sapien 3 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is a revolutionary aortic valve replacement method that provides a significantly less invasive alternative to open heart surgery, in the treatment of aortic valve disease 2.Why is it important? With an ageing population worldwide, the incidence of valvular heart disease…

FibriCheck App for Cardiac Arrhythmias

1.What is it? FibriCheck, a Belgian firm, recently became the first-FDA approved mobileapp for heart rhythm disorders by using only an optical signal originatingfrom a non-medical device, such as a regular smartphone. The main purpose of FibriCheck is to detect irregular heart rhythms suchas atrial fibrillation to prevent incidences of stroke. By utilising thisinnovative technology,…

Telepatch wireless ECG

1.What is it? The TelePatch is the most advanced and convenient ambulatory cardiac monitoring system with a wireless cardiac monitor patch for 1 – 30 days cardiac telemetry to detect cardiac arrhythmias.  FDA approved December 2016 – 510(k) number – K161916 2. How does it work? attach patch for up to 7 days  single/ dual…

WiSE – Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy

A wireless pacemaker that can be fitted inside the left ventricle and mimic physiological cardiac tissue stimulation for cardiac resynchronisation therapy, CRT. 1.What is it? The main component is a receiver electrode the size of a grain of rice which is the first endocardial pacemaker.¹ This ensures the electrical stimulation is closer to our natural…