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ECG-Excellence: MORE TO SEE IN THE ECG!

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ECG-Excellence is all about helping patients and professionals in making maximum use of the power of 12 lead Electrocardiogram technology. We value this classic technology and all its benefits (non-invasive / rapid / low cost) and our mission is to increase the clinical value of the ECG:

  • early detection of cardiac disorders related to ECG morphology analysis (no need to wait for echocardiography results)
  • identifying impact of medication, sports and cardiac therapy through comparing a person's ECG over time
  • enabling inverse modelling and vectorcardiography analysis to deliver deep insights in your heart performance 
READ (click on read) our founder's vision on the future of the ECG (article published October 4 2019, Escardio.org)

INTRODUCING A NEW TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE THE DIAGNOSTIC AND PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
  • Improved ECG diagnostics
    • Enhanced insights into personalized individual electrical pathways
    • Digital twin reconstruction showing impact of low potential differences 
    • Gender and disease specific analysis and electrode configurations
    • 12 lead ECG waveform data can be used in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions
    • Improved ECG diagnostics
  • Always accurate, consistent and reproducible ECGs
    • LED projector guided electrode placement
    • Using same electrode positions as in previous recording sessions

Heart related diseases are one of the most frequent causes of unexpected health problems. The electrocardiogram (ECG), invented 100 years ago by Dutchman Willem Einthoven, helps to find causes for cardiac symptoms. However over the past century the clinical output of the ECG has not yet reached standardisation. Variability in electrode placement, diferences in heart position/orientation within the Torso and difference in conductivity of the tissues within the Torso (blood, muscle, veins, lungs, etc) add up to variability in ECG output.
This especially hinders effective evaluation of the ECG wave patterns (the ECG morphology). For instance not applying the recommended electrode positions on the torso impacts the output data and wave patterns recorded. Cardiologists can not identify the difference between such a misplacement and a cardiac disorder in an early stage. THe result is postponement of the evaluation. In real life wait until the patient comes back with symptoms which are visible through other diagnostics instruments such as an echo (ultra sound) system. Since the electrical activation system of the human heart is most often the first indicator of a rising problem, waiting until the problem is mechanical and visible by echo result in late diagnosis and higher costs (in money and lives). ECG-Excellence, following the Dutch scientist Einthoven, now introduces ECG 2.0, a new technology ensuring a standardized output from the ECG recording.  ECG-Excellence triples the clinical value of the ECG!


Technololgy and standardisationECG-Excellence combines standard 12 lead ECG recording with 3D imaging and novel ECG-Excellence algorithms. The system uses torso characteristics to incorporate patient specific electrode positions in the recording process. The system allows for using gender or diseases specific electrode configurations. This increases the diagnostic value of the recording. The system shows the nurse where to put the electrodes and checks the actual position versus the recommended position. We use 3D camera's to register the actual positions of the electrodes and our software uses the data to ensure the accuracy of the ECG output. First pilot tests have been executed by the ECG-Excellence team and show early identification of cardiac problems is possible and delivers yet unlocked clinical value.  Achieved accuracy and consistency of the ECG-Excellence hard- and software enables the medical professional to compare a person’s ECG through time.  And detect subtle changes between the recordings. Peter van Dam, co-founder of ECG-Excellence: “it’s our ambition and passion to save lives through enhanced ECG technology!”.
If you are interested in a bit of background on the underlying technology and what it can achieve please read this article publised in the Journal of Electrocardiology in 2017

For a list of relevant scientific publications by our team click HERE

 
ECG-Excellence is not yet  available in the market. But we are working hard to make this possible soon. Our company is continuing the development and test process. We are happy to collaborate with leading Universities in delivering the academic validation. At the moment we are conducting clinical studies together with leading academic institutes in which we use our technology We are also open to discuss partnerships with organisations which care about the health of their staff and are open to collaborate in the role of launching customer. Please contact us to discuss the options.

ECG-Excellence, founded by Hans Slijp, Peter van Dam and Eelco van Dam is a company building on the results of PEACS, a Dutch based medical technology company with a passion to save lives through enhanced ECG technology. The founders have their roots in medical science, medical technology, cardiac modelling and simulation. Click here to reach the Peacs website.

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