In a major milestone, BioSig recently announced that the prestigious Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has published an article entitled "Novel Electrophysiology Signal Recording System Enables Specific Visualization of the Purkinje Network and Other High-Frequency Signals" by Ammar M. Killu, MBBS, Niyada Naksuk, MD, Kalpathi L. Venkatachalam, MD, and Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD from the renowned Mayo Clinic.
In a recent press release, Greg Cash, President and Chief Executive of BioSig Technologies, stated: "Publication of these exciting findings in a peer reviewed journal such as JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology indicates the importance of these previously unavailable capabilities and their potential to advance the diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmias."
A few conditions fall under the category referred to as an arrhythmia, including ventricular fibrillation (VF), ventricular tachycardia (VT) and atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is the most widespread, affecting approximately 33 million people worldwide, and 6.1 million in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There is a well-documented correlation between AF and stroke and other associated risks, such as heart failure. AF therapy, the research shows, is still not a perfect science. New electrophysiology (EP) device technologies, like BioSig's PURE EP System, are needed to improve success rates. Many of today's EP systems have limited dynamic range, which translates into problems in needing to amplify small signals in order to see them, which ultimately distorts resolution and saturates large signals. Electrical noise is also an issue, which makes it difficult for clinicians to differentiate real physiologic signals from noise. It is with the mission of solving these and other issues that BioSig developed its PURE EP System, a technology that is poised to capture a significant portion of the rapidly growing EP market.
BioSig's PURE EP System is a surface electrocardiogram and intracardiac multichannel signal acquisition and analysis system engineered to assist electrophysiologists in making clinical decisions in real-time by acquiring and displaying high-fidelity cardiac signal recordings and providing clarity of data which may be used to guide the electrophysiologists in identifying ablation targets - areas of tissue to treat that otherwise create a heart rhythm disturbance (arrhythmia).
The JACC publication highlighted PURE EP's ability to detect and visualize high-frequency signals in the presence of larger waveforms as well as its capability to display the same channel with different processing options to highlight specific features while still displaying the original electrogram signal.
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