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20080281218System and Method for Selecting End of Diastole and End of Systole Frames - A method and apparatus for automatically selecting an end of diastole image frame and an end of systole image frame for cardiac analysis. In the method and apparatus, a plurality of image frames of a heart having a contrast medium injected into the heart and an electrocardiogram (ECG) curve of the heart are obtained. Candidate image frames are identified in the plurality of image frames that correspond to a first predetermined point on the ECG curve of the heart associated with the end of diastole. An end of diastole image frame is selected from the candidate image frames. An end of systole image frame is then identified and selected from the remaining one of the plurality of image frames.11-13-2008
20100016746PERSONAL ALERTING DEVICE FOR USE WITH DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE - A personal altering device and method of generating an alert of an event detected by an implanted diagnostic device are provided. The method can include transmitting an event signal to the personal alerting device when one or more of the following occurs: ischemia is detected, a deviation from the baseline waveform is detected, a life-threatening trend begins, or symptoms are indicated. The method can also include generating an alarm signal from the personal alerting device, and the alarm signal can include one or more of a visual message, a light, a vibration, and a sound. In addition, the method can include prompting further action to be taken.01-21-2010
20120245480ELECTROCARDIOGRAM SIGNAL SENSING MODULE, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER TO BE INTEGRATED THEREWITH - An electrocardiogram (ECG) signal sensing module is provide. The ECG signal sensing module includes at least one touchpad button, for producing a press signal when being pressed; at least one sensing electrode, mounted on the at least one touchpad button and moving in unison with the at least one touchpad button, for measuring the voltage on the portion thereof touched by a user; an electrocardiogram signal processor, coupled to the at least one sensing electrode, for processing the voltage on the at least one sensing electrode and producing an ECG signal; and a transmission interface, coupled to the at least one touchpad button and the electrocardiogram signal processor, for outputting the press signal and the ECG signal to a computer.09-27-2012
20130079655PORTABLE ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH - A portable electrocardiograph includes a sensing unit and an process platform. The sensing unit having a signal wire is arranged to a patient for sensing the cycle of heart beat. The process platform having an application program serves to process and analyze the cycle of heart beat sensed by the sensing unit, the process result wil' be recorded and displayed. The process result will be transmitted through wire, wireless, Bluetooth transmission so that the initial symptom can be delivered to medical personnel. The process result can also be transmitted to data base of hospital server through network for advanced analysis so as to perform further diagnostic and treatment. The portable electrocardiograph is easily carried by patients so as to apply a self-diagnostic in time and inform medical personnel the latest condition for a complete diagnostic.03-28-2013
20100042010ELECTRICALLY ISOLATED CATHETER WITH WIRELESS SENSORS - A local power-delivery/data-reception unit is installed within an insertion end of a sealed catheter. The local power-delivery/data-reception unit wirelessly powers a separately sealed sensor that is attached to the insertion end and configured for wirelessly sending a data signal to the local power-delivery/data-reception unit. The catheter may further feature a remote power-delivery/data-reception unit disposed within the handle and configured for wirelessly communicating with the local power-delivery/data-reception unit and a controller for controlling the sensor.02-18-2010
20100106036ARRYTHMIA ADJUDICATION AND THERAPY TRAINING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A system and method for presenting arrhythmia episode information to a user are described. An episode database has episode data regarding a plurality of different arrhythmia episodes generated from a plurality of data-generating devices. A user interface is configured to display the episode data for one of the arrhythmia episodes and receive characterization data from the user characterizing the displayed episode data. An adjudication database has adjudication conclusions associated with the arrhythmia episodes in the episode database. The system further includes an adjudication processor, configured to process characterization data relative to the adjudication database.04-29-2010
20090124915SYSTEM FOR RELOCATING CATHETER-SUPPORTED ELECTRODES ON SEGMENTED MODEL - Guidance to an operator to more accurately position electrodes upon a segmented heart model (SGM). The SGM is included in a map panel on a display screen. A catheter advanced into a beating heart supports one or more electrodes. During a single beat of the heart, an image is obtained with darkened portions corresponding to locations of the electrodes. The image is presented in the same map panel as the SGM. The current location of the electrodes is confirmed relative to the SGM, either manually or through automated software algorithms. EP data is captured that represents electrophysiological signals of the beating heart at the current location for each of the electrodes. A signal processing algorithm is applied to the captured EP data in view of the confirmed current location of the electrodes to result in a calculation that is mapped at the confirmed location of the electrodes.05-14-2009
20130060156VISUALIZATON OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCT SIZE IN DIAGNOSTIC ECG - The segments of an anatomically corresponding bull's eye graph familiar to echocardiologists is annotated by coloring those segments for which ECG data indicates the presence of myocardial infarction injury. In an illustrated example, segments are colored with a second color when the ECG data corresponding to those segments are indicated as being the site of a coronary occlusion. The segments of the bull's eye graph may be colored in a third color with the results of a diagnostic imaging exam, such as by coloring segments exhibiting wall motion abnormalities with a third color.03-07-2013
20090275850Electrocardiographic (ECG) Data Analysis Systems and Methods - Computer-implemented methods, computer program products, and systems are disclosed for analyzing electrocardiogram (ECG) traces or other types of signals. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method of performing such an analysis on an ECG trace includes defining a match region within an ECG signal template comprising one cardiac cycle. The match region comprises a portion of the ECG signal template that is shorter than the entire template. The method also includes performing a similarity comparison analysis on an ECG trace. The similarity comparison analysis includes, for at least one cardiac cycle within the ECG trace, a comparison of the defined match region to a corresponding region of the cardiac cycle of the ECG trace to determine a degree of similarity between the defined match region and the corresponding region of the cardiac cycle of the ECG trace. The method also includes producing a results output based upon the similarity comparison analysis.11-05-2009
20110021937WATERTIGHT CARDIAC MONITORING SYSTEM - An ECG monitoring system for ambulatory patients includes a small multi-electrode patch that adhesively attaches to the chest of a patient. A reusable battery-powered ECG monitor clips onto the patch and receives patient electrical signals from the electrodes of the patch. A processor continuously processes received ECG signals and stores the signals in memory in the monitor. Processed ECG signals and cardiac event information are sent wirelessly to a cellphone handset for relay to a monitoring center. The ECG monitor is contained in a watertight sealed case with only electrical contacts on the outside of the case. The electrical contacts electrically couple the ECG monitor to the electrodes of the patch during patient monitoring and to a charger during recharge of the battery.01-27-2011
20120116240HANDHELD ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC DEVICE - A handheld electrocardiographic device for perform an ECG signal acquisition is provided. The ECG device includes at least two electrodes for obtaining ECG signals from a user's skin, an analog signal processing module, an analog/digital converter for digitizing the ECG signals, a processor, which controls the ECG device and processes the ECG signals, a display unit for displaying a processed result of ECG signals and other related information, a memory for data storage, a battery for providing power, at least a contacting interface having at least one of the electrodes mounted thereon, and a detecting unit for sensing a physical condition of the contacting interface, wherein the processor compares the physical condition to a preset criterion, and takes the result as a reference for processing the ECG signals.05-10-2012
20120089039Microcontrolled Electrocardiographic Monitoring Circuit With Differential Voltage Encoding - A microcontrolled electrocardiographic monitoring circuit with differential voltage encoding is provided. An input signal path includes an electrode, a low pass filter, and an amplifier, which are each connected in-line. The electrode senses an input signal via a conductive surface and the amplifier outputs a filtered amplified output signal. A microcontroller circuit includes an input codec, an analog-to-digital converter, and an encoder. The analog-to-digital converter is connected to the input signal path through an output of the amplifier and converts the filtered amplified output signal into a data stream of discrete digital values. The encoder determines a differential voltage between a current discrete digital value and a prior discrete digital value in the data stream. Persistent memory is connected to the microcontroller circuit via a peripheral serial interface bus, wherein the differential voltages for each of the discrete digital values in the data stream are stored into the persistent memory.04-12-2012
20090177106METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCERNING THERAPEUTIC SIGNALS FROM NOISE IN PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA - A data acquisition module for use in monitoring a plurality of physiological signals is disclosed herein. The data acquisition module may include a first signal processing path for biopotential data, a second signal processing path for therapeutic event data, and a processing unit that receives and processes the data from the first and second signal processing paths. The data acquisition module may further compare identified likely therapeutic events in each of a plurality of psychological signals. A method of identifying an electronic therapeutic event from a physiological signal is also disclosed herein the method may include steps of obtaining a plurality of psychological signals, removing any biopotential data from the physiological signals, using a first technique to identify likely therapeutic event data, comparing the identified likely therapeutic event data from each of the plurality of physiological signals and refining the identification of likely therapeutic events based on the comparison between each of the plurality of physiological signals.07-09-2009
20110270112Multi-Function Health Monitor - A multi-function health monitor is capable of performing a resting 12-lead ECG test, an ECG stress test, a 24-hour holter monitor evaluation and or a 30-day MCT monitoring. Using only 3 electrodes, the multifunction health monitor derives 6 channels (Limb leads & Augmented leads) of data with the noise cancellation (ground) effect of a virtual dynamic RL electrode. An electrode resistivity measurement system quantifies and may compensate for increasing resistance the electrodes and the patient that results from the length of time the electrodes are installed on a patient. The multi-function health monitor can provide data analysis through the gate array as the data is acquired. Data may also be stored for remote analysis as well as for transmission to remote stations upon occurrence of one or more threshold events. Parameters for threshold events may be adjusted remotely to obviate the need for a patient to travel for system adjustment.11-03-2011
20090149768Method for monitoring a person being examined - The invention relates to a method for recording image data of a person being examined in medical diagnostic equipment, comprising the following steps: recording measurement data to create image data; recording at least one of the two variables: heart activity and breathing activity of the person being examined, during recording of the measurement data; automatic analysis of the recorded activity characteristic by comparison with a predetermined activity characteristic; and informing an operator of the medical diagnostic equipment if the analyzed activity characteristic does not match the predetermined activity characteristic.06-11-2009
20080269628Denoising and Artifact Rejection for Cardiac Signal in a Sensis System - A method and apparatus for denoising and rejecting artifacts from cardiac signals, having the steps of accepting a cardiac signal from a patient, subjecting the cardiac signal from the patient to a frequency band width controllable choke to separate the cardiac signal into predefined frequencies, filtering each of the predefined frequencies to remove dynamic common noise, joining each of the predefined frequencies into a cardiac signal without the dynamic common noise, and providing a feedback control to the filtering of each of the predefined frequencies.10-30-2008
20090088655METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF CARDIAC ELECTRICAL EVENTS - Method and apparatus for computer enabled analysis of ECG (electro cardiographic) data by exploiting computerized three-dimensional spatial presentation of the measured data using vectors. A three-dimensional presentation of the human heart may be correlated with waveforms specific for standard ECG or derived ECG signals based on the dipole approximation of the heart electrical activity. Additional tools for analyzing ECG data are also provided which may be used to determine the time of cardiac electrical events, to select specific beats for automated cardiac interval determination, and to flag ECGs that have been evaluated by automated means but may benefit by human reading.04-02-2009
20090299207PORTABLE CARDIAC MONITOR INCLUDING RF COMMUNICATION - A system and method for obtaining ECG signals from an ambulatory patient are disclosed herein. The system is configured to be inexpensive, small, and robust for outpatient monitoring. The system is configured to be a low power consuming device. The system provides options for a variety of settings and real-time access to the ECG signals being recorded during the recording period.12-03-2009
20100217144DIAGNOSTIC AND PREDICTIVE SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY USING MULTIPLE PARAMETER ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY SUPERSCORES - A plurality of ECG Superscore formulae, created from multiple parameter ECG measurements including those from advanced ECG techniques, can be optimized using additive multivariate statistical models or pattern recognition procedures, with the results compared against a large database of ECG measurements from individuals with known cardiac conditions and/or previous cardiac events. Superscore formulae utilize multiple ECG parameters and accompanying weighting coefficients and allow data obtained from any given patient to be used in calculating that patient's ECG Superscore results. ECG Superscores have retrospectively optimized accuracy for identifying and screening individuals for underlying heart disease and/or for determining the risk of future cardiac events. They thus have greater predictive value than that of any conventional or advanced ECG measurement alone or of any non-optimized combinations of conventional or advanced ECG measurements that have been used in the past. Ongoing optimization of ECG Superscore diagnostic and predictive accuracy may be realized through the iterative adjustment of Superscore formulae based on the incorporation of data from new patients into the database and/or from longitudinal follow-up of the disease and cardiac event status of existing patients.08-26-2010
20080255465Heart-function information display including color-range scalogram content - A method employing electronic processing for presenting a heart-function informational display including the steps of (a) gathering, over a selected time interval, a person's ECG and heart-sound signals, (b) electronically sampling and digitizing such gathered signals, and (c) electronically processing those signals to create a scalogram wherein colors which lie within a selected range of colors are employed to indicate energy-based content reflected in the signals.10-16-2008
20080281217APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY TRANSFERRING AND STORING MEDICAL DATA - A medical diagnostic/monitoring system is disclosed herein. The medical diagnostic/monitoring system includes a data acquisition device having a first near field communication device, and a data storage device wirelessly connected to the data acquisition device. The data storage device includes a second near field communication device. The first near field communication device and the second near field communication device are collectively configured to wirelessly transfer power and data from the data acquisition device to the data storage device.11-13-2008
20080249426Palm type electrocardiograph - The present invention provides a palm type electrocardiograph having a case, in which a push button is provided at the front side thereof, a USB port is installed along a lateral side thereof, and two metal holes are assembled at the back thereof. A conductive sticker is also designed with two metal electrodes being penetrately assembled in the center thereon. The conductive sticker has three layers, the first layer is foam, the second layer is conductive graphite, and the third layer is conductive adhesive. An internal circuit is provided in the palm type electrocardiograph, including a microprocessor, an A/D converter, a program memory and a flash memory.10-09-2008
20090082685METHOD OF REDUCING STRESS - A method of enabling a person to reduce tension as a way of improving the possibility that the person will reach a desired level of performance during a tension-causing event includes the steps of selecting a monitor capable of measuring the heart rate of a person and including a display constructed to show heart-rate variability (HRV), and connecting a person to the monitor. The method also includes allowing the person to view the display of their own HRV while connected to the monitor, communicating to the person a desired range of HRV and an undesired range of HRV, and teaching the person how to breath to reach the desired range of HRV and to verify that the person reached the desired range of HRV by viewing the display. In addition, the method includes directing the person to think of a tension-causing event; and repeating the teaching step until the person reaches the desired range of HRV while thinking of the tension-causing event. The method could also include the steps of selecting a monitor that is portable, directing the person to perform a tension-causing event, and repeating the teaching step until the person reaches the desired range of HRV while performing the tension-causing event.03-26-2009
20120197151USE OF PERIODICITY IN MEDICAL DATA ANALYSIS - A patient management system is described that includes an implantable device for collecting one or more physiological parameter values and associated timestamps indicating the time at which the value is collected. The system is then configured to determine the periodic variation, if any, of a particular physiological parameter and use that periodicity in assessing changes in the parameter values over time.08-02-2012
20090143693METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING DETERMINATION INDEXES FOR IDENTIFYING ECG INTERFERING SIGNALS - A method for generating determination indexes for identifying ECG interfering signals includes acquiring ECG signals to obtain a sequence of data values representing original ECG signals; dividing the sequence of data values acquired during a period of time into groups and collecting all the minimum data values in their respective groups on a statistical basis; determining the minimum and the maximum data values in a minimum set made up of all the minimum data values in their respective groups; and using the difference between the minimum and the maximum data values as a first baseline drift determination index to identify at least one of low frequency interference and irregular interference06-04-2009
20090024045MECHANICAL FUNCTION MARKER CHANNEL FOR CARDIAC MONITORING AND THERAPY CONTROL - The implantable medical device (IMD) system disclosed here utilizes one or more cardiac sensors that measure mechanical characteristics of the heart, such as left ventricular acceleration or right ventricular pressure. The raw sensor data is collected and processed by the IMD, which derives one or more mechanical event marker signals from features, traits, and characteristics of the sensor data waveforms. The mechanical event marker signals are wirelessly transmitted to an external monitor device for display.01-22-2009
20090292218ECG ANALYZING DEVICE11-26-2009
20090292217IMPEDANCE CARDIOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD - An improved method and system for measuring and reporting heart valve activity combines information obtained from independent signals with information obtained from ICG signals, such that signals derived from heart valve activity may be used as confirmation that the ICG system is accurately identifying heart valve activity. The method and system of the present invention also provide improved accuracy in reported values such as PEP, LVET, STR, SV, and CO. In addition, the method and system of the present invention provide improved accuracy of graphical representations of heart activity where the graphical representations include identifying heart valve activity.11-26-2009
20090192400BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD AND BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS - A method of displaying a plurality of ST values constituting biological information of a subject displayed on a screen, includes: defining color gradations corresponding to degrees of the plurality of ST values to be acquired; acquiring the plurality of ST values from the subject; determining display elements for the acquired plurality of ST values in accordance with the defined color gradations; and displaying the determined display elements along a time axis in a belt-like form on the screen, for each of the plurality of ST values.07-30-2009
20090099469Wireless ECG/EKG patient telemetry monitoring system - An ECG/EKG patient telemetry monitoring system is disclosed, the system configured for monitoring the cardiac activity of a patient. The wireless ECG patient telemetry monitoring system includes a plurality of self-contained wireless electrodes adapted to adhesively secure to the skin of the torso of the patient and to measure electric potential on the skin as related to electrical activity of the heart. ECG signals from the electrodes are wirelessly communicated to a central monitor, which provides graphical ECG voltage potential versus time plots for a technician, nurse, or physician.04-16-2009
20080262367GENERAL DIAGNOSTIC AND REAL-TIME APPLICATIONS OF DISCRETE HERMITE FUNCTIONS TO DIGITAL DATA - The present invention relates to general diagnostic and real-time applications of discrete Hermite functions to digital data. More specifically, the invention relates to methods and systems for the application of dilated discrete digital Hermite functions (DDHF) to biomedical data, for example, to extract features from digital signals, including but not limited to, ECGs, EMGs, EOGs, EEGs, and others, by expanding the measured signals using a computationally efficient technique. These digital Hermite functions form the basis for the new discrete Hermite transform, generated on a beat by beat basis, which provides information about the shape of the signals, such as that in the BCG artifact in an EEG or in an ECG interval, or any noise in any other electrical signal. An automated system and method for real-time interpretation of any abnormalities present in a digital biomedical signal is provided.10-23-2008
20100160806METHODOLOGY FOR AUTOMATED SIGNAL MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS IN IMPLANTABLE ELECTROTHERAPY AND DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS - Systems and related methods for analyzing data sensed from a device implanted in a patient, such as a cardiac pacing system. The system detects and evaluates electric signals within the patient that share a common event marker. By using algorithms and graphical presentation of the collected signals having common event markers, deviations in signals over time can be identified and evaluated in consideration of taking further action related to the patient and the implanted device. The system can also be used in conjunction with an advanced patient management system that includes a programmer or repeater capable of gathering information from the implanted device and transmitting the data to a host via a communications network for evaluation at a remote location.06-24-2010
20120172738APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NON-INVASIVE INTRACARDIAC ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY USING MPI - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a corresponding method for non-invasive intracardiac electrocardiography (ECG) by use of a magnetic and electrically conducting interference device (07-05-2012
20120197150EXTERNAL CARDIAC MONITOR - An external physiological monitor continuously senses and monitors cardiac function of a patient to allow detection of cardiac events and the recording of data and signals pre- and post-event. The monitor is connected to and suspended on the patient's body solely by the electrode assembly. Stored diagnostic data may be uplinked and evaluated by the patient's physician utilizing a programmer via a two-way telemetry link. An external patient activator may optionally allow the patient, or other care provider to manually activate the recording of diagnostic data.08-02-2012
20100210961SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GRAPHIC DISPLAY OF ST-SEGMENT DEVIATION - Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a patient and graphically representing ST-segment deviations. A receiver acquires, from a plurality of leads, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals that each includes an ST-segment. A processor processes the ECG signals to determine baseline and current ST-segment deviations relative to an isoelectric value. A display module displays a graph that includes a first axis representing ST-segment deviation values and a second axis representing the plurality of leads. At each location along the second axis representing a respective lead, the graph displays a first set of graphic indicia representing the baseline ST-segment deviations and a second set of graphic indicia representing the current ST-segment deviations. In certain embodiments, the graphic indicia are represented by bar graphs. In other embodiments, the graphic indicia are represented by symbols that may be connected by line segments.08-19-2010
20090112112FOLDER-TYPE PORTABLE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM MONITOR - A portable electrocardiogram monitor includes: an upper housing and a lower housing coupled to each other via a hinge; and a positive electrode formed on lateral sides of the upper and lower housings, which are disposed opposite sides centering on the hinge.04-30-2009
20130131531AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF ISCHEMIC LEVELS IN CORONARY SEGMENTS TO DETERMINE ARTERY RESPONSIBLE THEREFOR - A method for localizing ischemia in segments of a heart in a patient under test includes attaching a plurality of electrodes to the patient to form a plurality of leads, capturing electric signals at each of the leads, determining a normalized vector magnitude for each lead as is inherent in a normal heart, calculating an output for each cardiac segment as a percentage of the left ventricle (LV) by adding up the contributions for all of the leads in the direction of each segment at the J point based on the normalized vector magnitudes and a correct calibration factor for conversion to the percent of LV and taking a dot product of each lead vector and each segment vector to identify a normalized response for each lead at each segment center and using the dot products to multiply the ST J-point signal for each lead.05-23-2013
20090069704RAPID 3D MAPPING USING MULTIELECTRODE POSITION DATA - An electrophysiology (EP) system includes an interface for operator-interaction with the results of code executing therein. A template model can have channels positioned or repositioned thereupon by the user to define a set-up useful in rapid catheter positioning. Mapping operations can be performed without the requirement for precise catheter location determinations. A map module coordinates EP data associated with each selected channel and its associated position on the template model to provide this result, and can update the resulting map in the event that the channel or location is changed. Messaging and other dynamic features enable synchronized presentation of a myriad of EP data. Additional systems and methods are disclosed herein.03-12-2009
20110172550USPA: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EMS DEVICE COMMUNICATION INTERFACE - A system for supplementing communications capabilities of a patient monitoring device, the system including a card fitting within a device slot and configured to receive patient monitoring information from the device via the interface slot; a memory device hosted by the card and configured to store patient monitoring information; a wireless transceiver hosted by the card; an asset management database hosted by the card; and a processor communicably coupled to the wireless transceiver and the asset management database, the processor configured to format the patient monitoring information into a stream of one or more frames, each of the one or more frames associated with an EMS incident during which the patient monitoring information was gathered, the processor further configured to store the one or more frames to the asset management database and to transmit the stream of one or more frames with the wireless transceiver.07-14-2011
20100217143TECHNIQUE FOR DETERMINING SIGNAL QUALITY IN A PHYSIOLOGIC SENSING SYSTEM USING HIGH FREQUENCY SAMPLING - A medical device for processing physiological signals such as electrocardiograms. The processing includes: sampling a physiologic signal in a first channel with a first sampling rate, simultaneously sampling the physiologic signal in a second channel with a higher sampling rate to thus generate pairs of sampling values, forming the difference between two sampling values of each pair, comparing said difference with a threshold, and generating a noise detection indicator whenever said threshold is exceeded.08-26-2010
20110245702ELECTRODYNAMIC SENSORS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - An electrodynamic sensor comprises a high input impedance electrometer adapted to measure small electrical potentials originating from an object under test and having a pair of input probes, characterised in that at least one of said pair of input probes has no direct electrical contact with said object, wherein the circuit arrangement of said electrometer comprises an electrode (10-06-2011
20110125042Method of Presenting Electrocardiographic Data - A system and method of presenting physiological data in a component ring. The method includes receiving a plurality of leads of physiological data. Morphology features are extracted from the plurality of leads. The morphology features are graphed by presenting a component ring associated with each of the morphology features. The system includes at least two sensors configured to collect physiological data. A processor is configured to extract amplitudes of morphology features. A graphical user interface is configured to graphically display the morphology features in a plurality of component rings.05-26-2011
20110125043Device, Method, and Computer-Readable Storage Medium for Detecting Events in Cardiac Signals - The present disclosure generally relates to a method, a device, and a computer-readable storage medium for detecting heart beats from cardiac signals whose quality, expressed in terms of signal amplitude and signal-to-noise ratio, varies dynamically in time.05-26-2011
20090048529SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING HEART RATE DEPENDENT CONDITIONS - Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a cardiac condition of a patient. The system includes a sensor for receiving a patient's heart rate and a processor that is programmable to set a patient's safe heart rate zone. The processor is also configured to determine whether the patient's heart rate has exceeded the safe heart rate zone. In response to determining that the patient's heart rate has exceeded the safe heart rate zone, the processor may reprogram a new safe heart rate zone.02-19-2009
20120302906Computer-Implemented Electrocardiographic Data Processor With Time Stamp Correlation - A computer-implemented electrocardiographic data processor with time stamp correlation is provided. A monitoring circuit includes a persistent memory and power supply that powers an encoder that determines a differential voltage between a current discrete digital voltage value and a prior voltage value. The differential voltage is stored into the persistent memory in a digitized data stream representative of analog cardiac action potential signals. Digitally-encoded voltage values and time stamps are retrieved from the persistent memory. A post-processing application executes. A set of output voltages and voltage differences that each correspond to lower and upper bounds of voltage is stored. Each retrieved voltage value is compared to the voltage bounds and the voltage differences within which each retrieved voltage value falls is identified. The output voltages corresponding to the voltage differences is selected. A display depicts the output voltages as reproduced analog cardiac action potential signals and correlates the time stamps.11-29-2012
20110213262Method for Presenting Current and Stored ECG Waveforms on a Portable, External Defibrillator - A method of simultaneously presenting current and stored ECG waveform data on a portable, external defibrillator during a rescue. The stored ECG waveform data may also be used in a rescue or training exercise.09-01-2011
20120203124MOBILE PHONE FOR RECORDING ECG - A mobile phone, a method of assembling a mobile phone, and a method of recording an ECG using the mobile phone. The mobile phone comprises a casing; a wireless communication module disposed inside the casing for communicating with a mobile network; one or more sensor elements integrated on the casing for measuring an electrophysiological signal of a person; and an ECG generator module disposed inside the casing and coupled to the sensor elements and the communication module for generating an ECG from the measured electrophysiological signal and for transmitting data representing said ECG via the communication module.08-09-2012
20110054337METHOD AND MEDICAL DEVICE FOR REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF INTERFERENCE GENERATED BY A RADIO TRANSMISSION FROM THE MEDICAL DEVICE - A method of processing in a medical device an electric biological signal collected from a patient, includes: a) acquiring a plurality of samples from the electric biological signal according to a sampling process wherein each sample is taken from the electric biological signal and memorized; b) during the sampling process of a), monitoring an active/inactive status of a radio time-division-multiplexing transmission of signals from the medical device over a radio communication network; and, when the status of the radio time-division-multiplexing transmission becomes active, c) preventing in a) the acquisition of any of the plurality of samples, which according to the sampling process should be acquired during the active status of the radio time-division-multiplexing transmission, from being performed until the radio time-division-multiplexing transmission remains in the active status.03-03-2011
20090171230SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING WAVES OF ELECTROCARDIOGRAM - Electrocardiogram wave data in which a component of cardiac massage is removed from the electrocardiogram wave data is generated, so that the electrocardiogram wave at the time of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is identified. An electrocardiogram wave processing system of obtaining and processing the electrocardiogram wave data includes a wave identification unit that identifies an electrocardiogram wave from the obtained electrocardiogram wave data, a feature selection unit that selects a feature pattern including a feature when a cardiac massage has been performed with respect to the electrocardiogram wave data identified by the wave identification unit, a generation unit that generates a component of the cardiac massage using the feature pattern selected by the feature selection unit, and a removal unit that removes, from the obtained electrocardiogram wave data, the component of the cardiac massage generated by the generation unit.07-02-2009
20090171229Swimmer's Starter Platform with Heart Rate Monitor - Some embodiments of the invention provide a swimmer's starter platform including a heart rate monitor. The heart rate monitor can include electrodes to acquire heart rate data and a transmitter. The starter platform can include a detachable display including a receiver. The detachable display can wirelessly receive the heart rate data and display the heart rate data whether coupled or detached from the starter platform. The starter platform can include a top platform, backstroke handlebars, and electrode handlebars. The electrode handlebars can include electrodes to acquire heart rate data. The electrode handlebars can be positioned with respect to the top platform and the backstroke handlebars to acquire the heart rate data while the swimmer is in the pool.07-02-2009
20100191135PEN SHAPED ANALYTICAL APPARATUS OF HEART RATE VARIABILITY - The present invention provides a pen shaped analytical apparatus of heart rate variability having a view to simplifying the analytical process and carrying out automation. The pen shaped analytical apparatus of heart rate variability mainly includes an electrocardiogram signal converter; a micro-controller unit; a feature extraction unit; a decision making unit; a display unit and a switching unit. It is noted that the pen shaped analytical apparatus of heart rate variability further comprises: a plurality of electrodes and a battery. In practice, the pen shaped analytical apparatus of heart rate variability put forth in the present invention is quite time-saving and easy to use, as it prints out a person heart rate variability analytical result and autonomic function data in just five minutes after a plurality of electrodes are pressed simultaneously.07-29-2010
20100016748Motif Discovery in Physiological Datasets: A Methodology for Inferring Predictive Elements - The application relates a methodology and apparatus for identifying predictive patterns for acute clinical events in the absence of prior knowledge. Principles of conservation are used to identify activity that consistently precedes an outcome in patients, and describe a two-stage process that allows us to more efficiently search for such patterns in large datasets. This is achieved by first transforming continuous physiological signals from multiple patients into symbolic sequences, and by then searching for patterns in these reduced representations that are strongly associated with an outcome.01-21-2010
20100016747METHOD FOR PROCESSING CARDIOELECTRIC SIGNALS AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE - Method for processing cardioelectric signals and corresponding device. The method enables processing previously sampled cardioelectric signals so as to filter the T wave, thereby improving the visualization of the P wave. The method comprises the following stages: 01-21-2010
20090259134Symptom recording patient interface system for a portable heart monitor - A patient interface device contemporaneously records patient symptoms with an automated recording of heart rhythm data from a portable heart monitor. The patient interface device includes the portable heart monitor and a computer with a user input means to enter symptoms and store them in computer memory. Code means operable on the computer enables entry and recording of the symptoms. Where the portable heart monitor is activated automatically, a signaling means alerts the patient that it has begun recording and that symptoms experienced by the patient should be entered and recorded. Preferably, the electronic record of patient symptoms and the recording of the patient's abnormal heart rhythm event are linked such that they are accessed and used together.10-15-2009
20120041328SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GRAPHIC DISPLAY OF ST-SEGMENT DEVIATION - Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a patient and graphically representing ST-segment deviations.02-16-2012
20110021936Medical data display with 3-D and 2-D color mapping - A device and method for displaying medical data for a stress test monitoring system. A computer-implemented method and apparatus for displaying electrical impulse data of a human heart for analysis includes receiving cardiac electrical impulse data produced during a cardiac stress test by a plurality of electrode leads adapted for placement on a patient and calculating parameters for a plurality of display windows based on the data and providing a main display in which the plurality of display windows are positioned. A three dimensional color mapping plot is displayed in one of the plurality of display windows and a two dimensional color mapping plot is displayed in another of the plurality of display windows. Additionally, a plot of raw lead data from at least one lead is displayed in one of the plurality of display windows.01-27-2011
20110319781METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECORDING AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM - The invention relates to a method for recording an electrocardiogram, for example, comprising the steps of: a) receiving electrocardiogram signals from at least two electrodes (2, 3, 4, 5); b) calculating a current electrocardiogram from the received electrocardiogram signals, assuming an arrangement of the electrodes (2, 3, 4, 5); c) determining a deviation of the calculated current electrocardiogram from a reference electrocardiogram; d) repeating the steps b) and c), wherein each repetition assumes a different electrode arrangement; and e) identifying which of the determined deviations is the minimum.12-29-2011
20120310103HEART MONITOR WITH USER INPUT - The invention provides a simple low-cost ECG monitoring device connected to a server (typically cloud based) via a mobile network with a mobile phone acting as a gateway. The invention enables the user to use the mobile communication device to provide additional data relating to how they are feeling. This user data is stored together with a timestamp so that it can be directly compared with the corresponding ECG data.12-06-2012
20110166469ELECTROCARDIOGRAM CHART DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - An electrocardiogram (ECG) chart device and method capable of easily assisting with the diagnosis of heart disease. Hexagonal radar charts displayed on a screen act as indicators of feature values corresponding to data obtained from each of 12 electrode leads and correlated with the related portions of the heart. For example, a (V1, V2) lead is an indicator of a right ventricle. Each of the radar charts is schematically arranged to correspond with the related portion of the heart. Each vertex of the hexagonal radar charts acts as an indicator of the recognized value. More specifically, each vertex of the radar chart is based on a value obtained by extracting a waveform critical point, a waveform start point, a waveform end point, or the like, of constituent elements of the ECG waveform as the P wave, the Q wave, the R wave, the S wave, the ST segment, the T wave, or the like. Therefore, a user of the ECG radar chart device can intuitively and easily carry out interpretation of ECG data.07-07-2011
20120022387RETRACTABLE MULTI-USE CARDIAC MONITOR - A retractable multi-use cardiac monitor is provided that includes a memory, and a first side that includes a first housing where a first sensing connector is on the outside of the first housing, and where the first sensing connector is configured to collect electrocardiogram (ECG) data and store ECG data onto the memory. The retractable multi-use cardiac monitor also includes a second housing including a wire retractor and a second sensing connector, where the second sensing connector is on the outside of the second housing, and the wire retractor is configured to extend and retract a wire that connects the second and first sides, and where the second sensing connector is configured to collect ECG data and store ECG data onto the memory. The retractable multi-use cardiac monitor further includes a wireless radio configured to transmit a portion of collected ECG data from the memory to a destination.01-26-2012
20120071776HEART RATE MONITOR DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A heart rate monitor system comprising: a user attachment means; a heart rate monitor attached to the user attachment means, and configurable to monitor the heart rate of a user during physical activity and during rest, the heart rate monitor comprising: a wireless transmitter configurable to wirelessly transmit heart rate data to a nearby receiver; a receiver, the receiver configurable to receive wireless transmissions from the wireless transmitter, and further configured to removeably connect to a portable computer device, the receiver comprising: a housing; an circuit located within the housing; a bandpass filter in signal communication with the circuit; a headset compatibility circuit in signal communication with the band pass filter; a connector means attached to the housing, and in signal communication with the headset compatibility circuit; and a portable computer device with a headset connector. A heart rate monitor receiver comprising: a receiver, the receiver configurable to receive wireless transmissions from a heart rate monitor, and further configured to removeably connect to a portable computer device, the receiver comprising: a housing; an circuit located within the housing; a bandpass filter in signal communication with the circuit; a headset compatibility circuit in signal communication with the band pass filter; a connector means attached to the housing, and in signal communication with the headset compatibility circuit.03-22-2012
20110105930TRUE ECG MEASUREMENT DURING CARDIO PULMONARY RESUSCITATION BY ADAPTIVE PIECEWISE STITCHING ALGORITHM - A method and apparatus utilizing a piecewise stitching adaptive algorithm (PSAA) to filter signal artifacts, such as those induced by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from sensed signals in real-time. PSAA is a method of estimating artifact component present in a first signal that is highly correlated with a second signal. The PSAA may utilize autocorrelation and cross-correlation calculations to determine signal sample windows in the first and second signals. The PSAA may estimate a signal artifact in a primary signal segment based on the determined correlations between the primary signal and an artifact signal. The PSAA may remove the estimated signal artifact from the primary signal. In the absence of an artifact signal, PSAA is able to estimate artifacts in the first signal utilizing filters. The PSAA may be implemented in Automated External Defibrillators, Monitor Defibrillators or other devices capable sensing highly correlated signals such as, for example, ECG and CPR signals.05-05-2011
20120316452METHOD FOR DETERMINING A HEART PERIOD FROM AN ECG WAVEFORM USING IMAGE REPRESENTATION OF ECG - A method for estimating a heart period is disclosed. The heart period is detected from an ECG recording. ECG data is acquired, and converted into electronic ECG images. The data is processed to prepare for estimation of a heart period. The heart period is estimated based upon an average of intervals between a plurality of detected peaks of electronic electrocardiogram waveforms. The peaks are determined by taking a product of a filtered electronic ECG signal with a wandering baseline removed, a difference between the upper and lower ECG envelopes of the electronic ECG images, and a first order derivative of a derived ECG waveform.12-13-2012
20120215123NON-INVASIVE CARDIAC MONITOR AND METHODS OF USING CONTINUOUSLY RECORDED CARDIAC DATA - Embodiments of the invention provide methods of obtaining continuous cardiac information from a mammal. First, attach a self-contained, wearable, portable continuous cardiac monitor to the mammal to create a chamber containing electrodes used to detect cardiac signals from the mammal. Next, continuously detect without analyzing the cardiac signals from the mammal for at least 24 hours. Next, store information related to substantially all detected cardiac signals in the cardiac monitor.08-23-2012
20100204599LOCATING FIDUCIAL POINTS IN A PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL - Systems, devices, methods, and techniques relating to the identification of fiducial points. In one aspect, a machine implemented method includes obtaining a first time varying physiological signal and a second time varying physiological signal that relate to biological activity of an organism, the first time varying physiological signal and the second time varying physiological signal forming an analytic pair wherein the analytic pair has a time varying phase angle, defining a reference line by a lower boundary of a representation of the time varying phase angle with respect to a time period, and identifying a fiducial point based on the reference line.08-12-2010
20120136266AUTOMATED ISCHEMIA ANALYSIS OF ECG DATA - An ECG analysis system is responsive to patient ECG data for performing an analysis of the ECG data to determine whether acute MI is present. The system first analyzes the ECG data by standard ECG analysis to determine whether acute MI is present. This analysis is followed in a first mode of operation by ACI-TIPI analysis to estimate the probability of acute MI from patient characteristics and the ECG data. In a second mode, when the standard ECG analysis is definitive as to the presence of acute MI the ACI-TIPI analysis is not run and the user is presented with only the results of the standard interpretation. If the standard ECG analysis is indeterminate as to the presence of acute MI, then the ACI-TIPI analysis is run and the results of the ACI-TIPI analysis are presented to the user.05-31-2012
20120083706ECG DATA DISPLAY METHOD FOR RAPID DETECTION OF MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA - Measured values of ST segment deviations obtained from a multi-lead ECG are transformed and displayed on a polar ST Circle Display, with zero ST deviation values located on a circle having a diameter that is greater than a maximum absolute ST segment deviation value obtained for any measured or derived lead. An ischemic condition and a location of the ischemia can thereby be easily determined.04-05-2012
20120179060ECG SIGNAL ACQUISITION DEVICE - An ECG data acquisition device is provided, including a main housing, at least two electrodes, an ECG signal acquisition circuitry having a processor and a memory for storing acquired data, a connector for communication, and a movable housing, covering the connector and having at least an electrode mounted thereon, wherein as executing the ECG signal acquisition, the movable housing is in a first state, and as communicating with an external equipment, the movable housing is moved to a second state for exposing the connector and electrically disconnecting the electrode thereon from the ECG signal acquisition circuitry.07-12-2012
20120179059Analyzing Electrocardiogram Signals - A system, method, and memory medium for operating on an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. A multiscale short-time Fourier transform (STFT) is perform on a set of ECG samples {s(n)} to obtain a transform array. For each sufficiently energetic peak in the transform array, a refined window width value and a refined window displacement value is generated by: computing an inner product between the set of samples and each of a plurality of functions, where the plurality of functions are sufficiently close to a coarse approximation function given by the peak location; and solving a linear system Av=c for the unknown vector v, where the vector c is determined by the inner products, where the matrix A is determined by the center times of the plurality of functions. After appropriate selection, the refined window width and refined window displacement may be used to represent ECG waveform features.07-12-2012
20120179058IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE DIAGNOSTIC DATA ACQUISITION AND STORAGE - Physiological data is generated from signals received from one or more leads associated with the IMD. The physiological data is sampled to generate a plurality of data samples. A predictive encoding algorithm is applied to the plurality of data samples to generate a plurality of encoded data samples each corresponding to one of the plurality of data samples. An entropy encoding algorithm is then applied to the plurality of encoded data samples to generate a plurality of code words each corresponding to one of the plurality of encoded data samples. The code words are then stored in a memory in the IMD.07-12-2012
20100274150Multi-Electrode Mapping System - In some aspects, a method includes measuring unipolar signals at one or more electrodes in response to electrical activity in a heart cavity. The method also includes determining, based at least in part on Laplace's equation, bipolar physiological information at multiple locations of an surface based on the measured unipolar signals and positions of the one or more electrodes with respect to the surface.10-28-2010
20120190995SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NON-INVASIVELY RECORDING ECG IN CONSCIOUS AMBULATORY SUBJECTS - An apparatus for non-invasively measuring an electrocardiogram (ECG) in a conscious ambulatory subject includes an electrically conductive platform. The electrically conductive platform establishes an electrical connection with the subject at one of a position forward (e.g., rostral to) or a position rearward (e.g., caudal to) the heart. An additional electrical connection is established at the other of a position forward (e.g., rostral to) or a position rearward (e.g., caudal to) on the subject. The position rearward to (e.g., caudal to) the heart can be the tail of the subject. The additional electrical connection can be established by a movable electrode, an electrically conductive ringlet, an additional electrically conductive platform, a region of conductive material, an electrically conductive dome, a food element, or one or more electrically conductive posts.07-26-2012
20120265088SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OPERATION OF A CARDIAC MEDICAL DEVICE - A cardiac monitoring system includes a communication subsystem, a comparison module, and a display module. The communication subsystem receives literal data from a cardiac medical device. The literal data includes cardiac signals and marker data. The cardiac signals represent electrical activity of a heart that is sensed by the medical device. The marker data represents one or more algorithms running on the medical device. The comparison module compares the cardiac signals and marker data to one or more heuristic rules to derive heuristic information about the cardiac signals and the marker data. The heuristic information represents a relationship among the cardiac signals and the marker data. The display module directs a display device to visually present the cardiac signals and a visual indicator representative of the heuristic information. The heuristic information can assist an operator, such as a physician, in changing one or more algorithms running on the medical device.10-18-2012
20120323133IDENTIFICATION OF CULPRIT CORONARY ARTERY USING ANATOMICALLY ORIENTED ECG DATA FROM EXTENDED LEAD SET - An ECG monitoring system analyzes ECG signals of leads associated with different anatomical locations of the body for evidence of ST elevation in the lead signals. The ST elevation and depression measurements of the leads are plotted in a graphical display organized in relation to the anatomical points which are the sources of the lead signals. In a polar graphical display format, each lead signal is plotted on its own anatomically-oriented axis to prevent conflict between multiple lead signals. In a linear or rectilinear graphical display format, each lead signal is plotted on its own row or column of the display. Missing lead signal values are filled in with averaged or interpolated values from other leads.12-20-2012
20120323132SYSTEM AND METHOD OF NOISE REDUCTION IN AN ELECTROCARDIOLOGY STUDY - A system to use in combination with an ECG signal acquisition system connected to an arrangement of electrodes on a subject is provided. The system can include an antenna system in communication with the ECG signal acquisition system, a location tracking system operable to track a direction and a location of the antenna system relative to a reference, and an interface connected in communication with the ECG signal acquisition system and the location tracking system. The interface includes an output indicative of a direction of a source of the noise signal detected by the antenna system. A filter reduces an effect of the noise signal on an acquired ECG waveform data received by the ECG signal acquisition system.12-20-2012
20120101398VISUALIZATION OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY DATA - A method for visualization of electrophysiology information can include storing electroanatomic data (04-26-2012
20100030094STATE MACHINE INTERFACE SYSTEM - State machine interface system, heart state machine analyzer and/or stimulator, comprising state machine algorithms and a graphical user interface, adapted to receive signals from a sensor device that are related to physiological activities of the heart and/or the circulatory system of a living being and the state machine algorithms determine states of heart cycles based upon the signals. The determined heart cycle states are graphically presented at the graphical user interface such that the temporal relation between the different states are illustrated. The graphical user interface may be circular diagrams or bar graphs including parts representing the temporal relation between the different states.02-04-2010
20100179447METHODS OF MEASUREMENT OF DRUG INDUCED CHANGES IN CARDIAC ION CHANNEL FUNCTION AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS - This invention relates to the healthcare industry and to a novel non-invasive body surface bipolar ECG to monitor the action potential (AP) of the myocardium muscle. The invention uses surface ECG signals to deduce information on the cardiac ion channels, founded on the reconstruction of the epicardial ECG T-wave using a single transfer filter function of the frequency domain. Ion channels conductances obtained are then used to calculate action potential EndAP, EpiAP and MAP of the myocardium. These APs values can in turn be used to calculate post drug transmural dispersion of repolarisation values to giving an indication of possible cardiac arrhythmias. The invention further relates to various apparatus for carrying out the invention, including an array of bipolar electrodes which in use is arranged on the body surface so as to comprise multiples of orthogonally bisecting electrodes.07-15-2010
20100168598METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS - In a method and system for processing an electrocardiogram (ECG), digital ECG data are received. The digital ECG data evinces a plurality of a patient's heartbeats detected during an ECG. Digital annotation data are generated representing marking to be shown on an ECG tracing of the plurality of heartbeats. An annotated ECG tracing image is produced using the digital ECG data and the digital annotation data.07-01-2010
20110160606SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GRAPHIC DISPLAY OF ST-SEGMENT DEVIATION - Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a patient and graphically representing ST-segment deviations. A receiver acquires, from a plurality of leads, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals that each includes an ST-segment. A processor processes the ECG signals to determine baseline and current ST-segment deviations relative to an isoelectric value. A display module displays a graph that includes a first axis representing ST-segment deviation values and a second axis representing the plurality of leads. At each location along the second axis representing a respective lead, the graph displays a first set of graphic indicia representing the baseline ST-segment deviations and a second set of graphic indicia representing the current ST-segment deviations. In certain embodiments, the graphic indicia are represented by bar graphs. In other embodiments, the graphic indicia are represented by symbols that may be connected by line segments.06-30-2011
20130023780BULLSEYE DISPLAY FOR ECG DATA - A bullseye chart is comprised of concentric circles, each corresponding to a different level Anterior of the heart in relation to the apex. Each circle is divided into segments, with each segment corresponding to a different circumferential region around the heart. The bullseye chart is filled in with ECG data such as ST elevation data of leads corresponding to the various segments. The bullseye chart may be filled in with numeric ECG data values or qualitative values such as coloring or shading which indicates normal and abnormal segments. The ECG bullseye chart may be compared with an ultrasound bullet scorecard filled in with data derived from ultrasound images.01-24-2013
20130096450SYSTEM AND METHOD OF QUALITY ANALYSIS IN ACQUISITION OF AMBULATORY ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY DEVICE DATA - A quality control system in combination with an ECG data analysis system to analyze ECG data acquired by an ambulatory electrocardiography device via a cable having a plurality of leads connected to a subject is provided. The quality control system includes a memory having programmable instructions for execution by a processor to perform the steps of calculating a trend of a quality score in the ECG data dependent on a noise content in the ECG data; and calculating a probability that one of a hardware and the Hookup personal, each associated with collecting the ECG data from the subject, is a substantial cause of the quality score for the ECG data. The probability can be calculated based on a comparison the trend of the quality score associated with the Hookup personnel versus the trend of the quality score of the hardware employed in acquiring the ECG data.04-18-2013
20130158423Mobile wellness device - The invention is directed to a system for acquiring electrical footprint of the heart, electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) and heart rate variability monitoring, incorporated into a mobile device accessory. The ECG signal is conveniently acquired and transmitted to a server via the mobile device, offering accurate heart rate variability biofeedback measurement which is portable and comfortable during normal daily life. The invention provides a reliable tool for applications such as wellness, meditation, relaxation, sports and fitness training, and stress-relief therapy where accurate heart rate variability measurement is desired.06-20-2013
20100286543Automated Cardiac Status Determination System - A system fits a curve to a filtered ECG signal, processes the fitted curve (e.g., by applying transforms such as a KL Transform) and derives parameters for use in classifying heart cycle signal portions (such as an ST segment portion) into particular heart cycle signal portion categories associated with particular segment morphology. A system for heart signal classification includes an interface for receiving an electrical signal waveform comprising an R-wave and including an ST segment portion associated with heart electrical activity of a patient over a heart beat cycle. A signal processor processes data representing the electrical signal waveform by fitting a curve to the ST segment and applying a transform to the fitted curve to derive variance data indicating variance in the fitted curve. A signal classifier classifies the ST segment into one of multiple predetermined categories associated with the fitted ST segment curve geometry in response to the derived variance data.11-11-2010
20100081953SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFERRING DISEASE SIMILARITY BY SHAPE MATCHING OF ECG TIME SERIES - A method for inferring disease similarity by similarity retrieval of electrocardiogram time-series, comprising: acquiring user ECG waveforms correspondingly depicting many cardiac cycles of the heart of many users stored in a database; pre-processing each of the user ECG waveforms through pre-processing steps to isolate sets of single cardiac cycles corresponding to different heart-rates detected for each of the user ECG waveforms, each single cardiac cycle within the many cardiac cycles of the heart of many users corresponds to one single heart-rate detected. acquiring patient ECG waveforms depicting multiple cardiac cycles of the heart of a query patient; pre-processing the patient ECG waveforms through pre-processing steps to isolate sets of single cardiac cycles corresponding to different heart-rates detected for each of the patient ECG waveforms of the query patient, each single cardiac cycle within the multiple cardiac cycles of the heart of the query patient corresponds to one single heart-rate detected.04-01-2010
20100317985SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF CARDIAC ELECTRICAL EVENTS - Systems and methods for characterizing aspects of an electrocardiogram signal are presented, wherein primary and secondary analysis schemas are utilized to determine the timing of the end of a signal wave, such as a descending Twave, with precision. In one embodiment, the primary analysis schema involves comparing voltage amplitudes within a given sampling window and the secondary analysis schema involves comparing the results of primary analysis for successive sampling windows. The system may comprise a processor or microcontroller embedded into a system such as an electrocardiogram hardware system, personal computer, electrophysiology system, or the like.12-16-2010
20120283590System and Method for Mapping Complex Fractionated Electrogram Information - A system for presenting information representative of patient electrophysiological activity, such as complex fractionated electrogram information, includes at least one electrode to measure electrogram information from the heart surface, at least one processor coupled to the at least one electrode to receive the electrogram information and measure a location of the at least one electrode within the heart, and a presentation device to present the electrogram information as associated with the location at which it was measured on a model of the patient's heart. A memory may also be provided in which to store the associated electrogram information and measured location. Data may be analyzed using both time-domain and frequency-domain information to create a three-dimensional map. The map displays the data as colors, shades of color, and/or grayscales, and may further utilize contour lines, such as isochrones, to present the information.11-08-2012
20130197381AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF ELECTRODE VECTORS FOR ASSESSING RISK OF HEART FAILURE DECOMPENSATION EVENTS - An implantable medical device (IMD) is implanted in a patient. The IMD uses a plurality of electrode vectors to generate intrathoracic impedance measurements. The intrathoracic impedance measurements can be indicative of amounts of intrathoracic fluid in the patient. An accumulation of intrathoracic fluid may indicate that the patient is at an increased risk of experiencing a heart failure event in the near future. The IMD performs a vector selection operation on a recurring basis. When the IMD performs the vector selection operation, the IMD uses impedance measurements to select one of the electrode vectors. The IMD can perform a risk assessment operation on another recurring basis. During performance of the risk assessment operation, the IMD uses impedance measurements of the selected electrode vector and/or other patient characteristics stored within the IMD to determine whether the patient is at an increased risk of experiencing a heart failure event.08-01-2013
20120065531Rapid Visual Cuing Apparatus for Cardiac EKG Rhythms - The present invention is a visual cuing device which allows users to rapidly and easily identify ECG/EKG cardiac arrhythmias and twelve lead ECG/EKG arrhythmias. A visual cuing device contains a plurality of panels with a plurality of graphically displayed ECG/EKG abnormalities alternated with visually high-contrast, solid colored text sections. A visual cuing device may also contain additional tools, such as a heart rate reference line, time reference line or baseline window to aid in analysis and interpreting ECG/EKG strips. A visual cuing device may also be adapted to display using a touch screen or other user interface.03-15-2012
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