Understanding the Diagnostic Gap
The vast majority of patients with heart disease have little to no symptoms at the onset. Only once the disease has progressed significantly can life-threatening problems occur, such as a heart attack. This appears to occur suddenly, but the truth is that the affected heart is almost always already sick, the patient was simply unaware because of the lack of symptoms.
Until now, doctors have had limited technical capabilities to detect structural or ischemic heart diseases in the asymptomatic stage. Old techniques, such as the ECG or the stress ECG, are only partially informative in predicting a relevant disturbance of blood flow. More beneficial technologies in this area, such as CT or MRI, are complex and too expensive to use prophylactically.
Cardisiography (CSG) changes this. Designed as a decision-making aid for the initial diagnostic phase, it was specially developed for early detection of heart diseases that are not detected in conventional ECG examinations.
Eco-System: Prevention – Network
The American Heart Association recommends women start considering their heart health as early as 20 years old. However, heart health is a concern across all ages and genders. The earlier a heart disease is detected, the sooner it can be treated.
In 10 years, heart attacks should be a rare disease in industrialized nations. This is only possible if early detection networks are continuously expanded and awareness is promoted by medical professionals and media outlets.
Cardisiography (CSG) helps the general practitioner quickly, easily, and safely assess the cardiovascular condition of a patient. The current diagnostic gap in the early stages of heart health can thus be completely closed.
For the cardiologist, a comprehensive, detailed analysis of the CSG is available, which enables further insights into the condition of the heart.
- Cardisiography is non-invasive and is performed while the patient is at rest
- Results are available within minutes
- Sensitivity > 90% (compared to stress ECG 45-50%)
- Cloud-based servicing allows for continuous improvements of the technology
- Unnecessary visits to specialists can be avoided
- Time between diagnosis and treatment can be reduced
- Early detection of a possible disease provides an opportunity to slow the progression
The Healthcare System
- Early detection of heart disease can prevent serious and costly illnesses
- Specialists see more pre-qualified patients, and unnecessary visits are avoided
- Cardisiography can be integrated into a telemedicine concept