Wearable wireless remote monitoring system: an alternative for prolonged electrocardiographic monitoring
Olmos C (1), Franco E (2), Suárez-Barrientos A (2), Fortuny E (2), Martín-García A 2, Viliani D (2), Macaya C (2), Pérez de Isla L (2).
(1) Instituto Cardiovascular, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
(2) Instituto Cardiovascular, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
Reflex syncope, also named neurally mediated syncope is, by far, the most common cause of syncope. The study of patients with syncope is often challenging, once high-risk causes of syncope (such as aortic stenosis or malignant arrhythmias) have been ruled out.
Holter systems can be applied only 24–48 h ordinarily, and sometimes this time is not enough to establish a definite diagnosis. In case longer monitoring were needed, implantable monitors, such as Reveal® device, might be used, but physicians have to take into account that it is an invasive procedure, which may entail discomfort and other complications.
A new generation patented wireless remote monitoring platform, Nuubo's dynamic ECG (nECG Platform), which consists of a non-invasive and single-lead dynamic ECG system that incorporates biomedical e-textile technology may help to establish the diagnosis in patients with syncope by enabling a long non-invasive comfortable monitoring, reducing the procedure to the simple act of wearing an nECG shirt.
CITATION Int J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 1;172(1):e43-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.12.068. Epub 2013 Dec 30.