When diagnosing AF - a heart irregularity that can lead to blood clots and increase the risk of stroke - it is important to record the frequency, duration, and severity of a patient’s AF. It is equally important to check that irregularities do not recur in the days and weeks after therapy. While conventional Holter monitors that perform these evaluations have been around for a long time, they typically involve the attachment of up to seven ECG electrodes to the patient’s chest, linked to a belt-worn control unit. These can be cumbersome for patients to wear - which can impact the diagnostic yield - while the application process, data analysis and reporting can be labour-intensive and inefficient for clinical staff. Philips ePatch replaces this cumbersome set-up with a small unobtrusive sensor and patch adhered to the patient’s sternum for up to 14 days of continuous, high-quality ECG recording for reliable diagnosis . Philips ePatch is splash proof, it can be worn in the shower and enables the patient to keep an active lifestyle. Philips also provides an end-to-end service to support practices deploy ePatch, enabling efficient workflows, enhancing the patient experience and providing robust data analysis using our cloud-based AI-enabled Cardiologs software.
For more information and to register for the Philips Lead Management scientific session with an expert infectiologist and cardiologist or our session on the evolution of dielectric imaging and next-generation ECG monitoring, please visit Philips’ EHRA 2022 webpages.
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 Patient will need to replace patch on day 5 of wear, or sooner as required.
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