Friday, March 30, 2007


Part of a longer Medgadget post about a pocket 1-lead EKG:

LidoPen® auto-injector to self-administer lidocaine while the ambulance is en route. The LidoPen® can be crucial for saving a subscriber's life in cases where a severe arrhythmia is diagnosed by Monitor Center staff. LidoPen® is an automatic, patient-administered syringe containing a single 300-mg. dose of Lidocaine. Lidocaine provides immediate, reliable treatment to patients suffering from ventricular tachycardia until professional help arrives.

LidoPen® is designed to be used as part of a comprehensive remote cardiac monitoring and diagnostic service. The patient activates the Lidocaine self-injector only upon direct instructions from a physician at the monitor center, following definite diagnosis of ventricular tachycardia.

The patient transmits an ECG reading over the phone from a patient-level portable ECG transmitter, such as Shl's CardioBeeper® CB-12/12. A trained medical staff uses the ECG waveform together with the patient's self-described symptoms to reach a remote diagnosis in real-time.


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