Why Change the Way You Do Traditional EKGs?
The number of people in the U.S. who suffer from heart attacks each year1
The annual direct and indirect costs of heart disease in the U.S.1
Percentage of EKG wires that tested positive for anti-biotic resistant bacteria after they were reprocessed2
Estimated annual healthcare costs associated with HAIs3
The Negative Cost Impact On Your Hospital
High inaccuracy rate due to:
- Wire transposition
- Malposition of precodial ECG electrodes
- Inaccuracy and variability leads to unnecessary, costly, additional testing
- High variability rate over time when done on the same patient
- Echocardiogram (~$1,000)
- Cardiac catheterization (~$5,000)
- CT Scan (~$1,000)
- MRI (~$2,000)
- Holter monitoring (~$1,000)
- Imaging stress test (~$1,500)
- Average HAI cost per patient: $15,2751
- Unsanitary– antibiotic resistant bacteria is harbored on lead wires which contributes to the high rates of HAI
- Slow – traditional EKGs take 4-8 minutes even in STAT situations
Problem 1: The Inaccuracy of Lead Placement1
1International Journal of Clinical Practice 2008; 62: 8-9
Lead Placement Error Rate By Trained Healthcare Professionals
- ECG Tech
- Non-cardiology MDs
Problem 2: The Increased HAI Risk of EKGs
1Cardiology News 2004; Vol. 2
Time to Diagnosis Matters
When people have heart attacks their survival and long term outcomes are directly linked to the amount of time it takes to open their blocked heart artery. Traditional EKG’s take up to several minutes to perform.
The Impact on the Patient
A false positive EKG generates a tremendous amount of unnecessary anxiety and stress on the patient.
In addition, the patient incurs significant costs which are completely avoidable.
The Evolution of the EKG
1903 – Willem Einthoven
Not much has changed today…
- Single patient use, disposable, individually packed device with prepositioned leads and only 1 wire to connect
- Improved accuracy and decreased variability = DRASTIC reduction of costly unnecessary testing
- Faster in-house diagnosis: takes on average 60 seconds to perform
- Works with existing facility EKG monitoring systems/technology
- Doesn’t require a trained/certified EKG tech
Clinical Trial Parameters
120 Person Comparative Trial
The EKG Glove™ vs. Standard ECG (Control arm)
Over a 40 Day Period
- Overall Time to execution
- Time of repeated procedures
- Age, Sex, Height, Weight
Trial conducted at Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, NY
Overall Average Time Comparison
- Overall, The EKG Glove™ is 425% more efficient than a Standard ECG.
- The EKG Glove™ works so well that it is 500% more efficient with females.
- The fastest application of The EKG Glove™ was 27 seconds.
- The slowest time for the EKG Glove™ (2:04) was still faster than the fastest time for the standard ECG (2:10).
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