Vpatch has a much higher rate of capturing an arrhythmia event when it happens because it can be worn for a much longer period than current ECG monitors. The existing monitors are bulky data-loggers, typically worn for only 24 hours and as a consequence critical events are potentially missed.
Vpatch is unobtrusive to wear and allows a patient to conduct his or her normal daily activities anywhere in the world while being monitored continuously in real time. Events are automatically detected and recorded, producing a diagnostic quality 3-lead ECG, which is immediately available on the web based platform. Vpatch is configurable for the automatic detection of any combination of nine of the most commonly occurring arrhythmias, plus a patient-activated event button for symptomatic events and can be reconfigured at any time during a monitoring session.
The standard monitoring session is seven days and the device monitors every heartbeat and records abnormal rhythms. Vpatch is designed to catch all targeted events, even if the patient is asymptomatic.
It is estimated that 60% of events or more occur without symptoms. Event monitors that require patients to manually activate their monitors when symptoms are experienced will fail to record these events