Bittium launches Bittium HolterPlus™ remote cardiac monitoring solution at EHRA 2019

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Free for publication on March 14, 2019 at 2pm (CET +1)

Bittium launches Bittium HolterPlus™ remote cardiac monitoring solution at EHRA 2019

Oulu, Finland, March 14, 2019 – Bittium launches Bittium HolterPlus™ remote cardiac monitoring solution at EHRA 2019 on March 17-19 in Lisbon, Portugal. EHRA, organized by the European Heart Rhythm Association, bringing together scientists and healthcare professionals involved with arrhythmias from all around the world.

Bittium HolterPlus solution extends the physician’s reach outside of the hospital or medical institution by remotely monitoring the discharged patient from for example home or nursing home. Bittium HolterPlus allows the remotely monitored patient’s ECG measurement data to be stored and transferred securely from the monitoring device to the medical remote diagnosis service platform. From the platform the ECG recording can be downloaded to analysis software for a cardiologist to diagnose, after which the treating physician receives the diagnosis and possible instructions for further patient care.

“With 30 year experience in biosignal monitoring and wireless technology, Bittium is able to provide healthcare solutions for patients remote monitoring outside the hospital”, says Arto Pietilä, Senior Vice President, Bittium Medical Technologies. “This creates new opportunities for managing healthcare costs as the population ages and the number of patients continues to grow.”

Bittium HolterPlus remote monitoring solution consists of a Bittium Faros ECG device and Bittium HolterPlus mobile application integrated into a secure smart device. Bittium Faros records the ECG measurement data that is transferred through the secure smart device to Bittium’s medical remote diagnostics service platform. The web based Bittium medical remote diagnostics service platform serves as storage for patient information and ECG recordings, from which ECG recording can be transferred to the Bittium Cardiac Navigator analysis software for analysis. The medical diagnosis given by a cardiologist based on the ECG recording will be transferred back to the medical remote diagnostics platform for further patient care.    

At the event Bittium will also showcase the waterproof Bittium Faros™ ECG device and waterproof Bittium FastFix™ patch electrode for long-term ECG measurement, Bittium Cardiac Navigator™ software for accurate analyzing of long-term Holter ECG recordings, Bittium Cardiac Explorer™ software for analyzing cardiac event based ECG recordings and Bittium Cardiac Rehabilitation System™, a real-time solution for cardiac rehabilitation monitoring.

Products and solutions exhibited at the event are:

  • Bittium Faros is a versatile waterproof ECG device that is used for early detection of cardiac abnormalities in everyday life. Bittium Faros is ultra-small and lightweight, which enables precise full disclosure ECG measurements for long-term Holtering, cardiac event monitoring, mobile cardiac telemetry and assessing autonomic nervous system functions.
    Bittium Faros outpatient monitoring solutions include several software options for cardiac monitoring. The built-in arrhythmia detection algorithms on the Bittium Faros device are used for event recording and cardiac event monitoring. Bittium’s solutions enable the earlier discharge of patients and the ability to quickly react to detected arrhythmias faster.
  • Bittium HolterPlus is a web based remote cardiac monitoring solution, consisting of a Bittium Faros ECG device and Bittium HolterPlus mobile application integrated into a secure smart device. Bittium HolterPlus enables remote monitoring and earlier discharge of the patient, and allows the ECG measurement data of the remotely monitored patient to be transferred securely from the monitoring device to the medical remote diagnostics service platform. From the platform the ECG recording can be downloaded to a cardiologist for diagnosis and the diagnosis will be uploaded for the treating physician for further patient care.    
  • Bittium Faros Cardiac Rehabilitation System is a solution for cardiac rehabilitation real-time monitoring for up to 16 patients simultaneously. The system offers safety and efficiency for cardiac rehabilitation by showing each patient’s heart rate changes in real-time during the exercise, ECG curve and changes in ST-segment. Utilization of the latest wireless technology allows complete freedom to choose different exercises in various training environments.
  • Bittium Cardiac Navigator is a completely new type of solution for the analysis of clinical Holter ECG recordings. Its user-friendly and informative data presentation and intuitive analysis tools make the software efficient and easy to use when analyzing multiple days of ECG recordings. Bittium Cardiac Navigator is designed for scanning longer measurements efficiently in a shorter time and thus speeding up the final diagnosis.
  • Bittium Cardiac Explorer offers a quick and flexible way of working with event-based ECG arrhythmia analysis. The biggest benefits of the software are having full disclosure ECG always available, full access to the events identified by the device, total control on the reporting content and the ability to analyze an unlimited amount of measurement data.

Bittium’s products and solutions are exhibited at stand F350.

More information on the offering: https://www.bittium.com/medical

Further information:

Arto Pietilä
Senior Vice President, Medical Technologies
Tel. +358 40 344 3507

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Bittium

Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and services, customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. In the field of healthcare technology, Bittium offers solutions for the measurement and monitoring of biosignals in the areas of cardiology, neurophysiology, rehabilitation, occupational health and sports medicine. Net sales in 2018 were EUR 62.8 million and operating profit was EUR 2.8 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.bittium.com

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