Multifunctional CardioGram

Overview

As technology advances, new and improved methods of diagnosing human ailments are developed and created. When this happens the original technologies are discarded in favor of the better diagnostic tool. The development of the Multifunction CardioGram is an excellent example of this process.  For many decades now, an ECG test has been the standard tool used to determine patients’ levels of ischemia (restriction of blood flow through the body). It was the best available technology, but actually offered fairly poor results – only providing accurate readings 1/3 of the time. The ECG is good at finding arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), but not good at detecting restricted blood flow through the body.Utilizing systems theory and computational biology, the Multifunction CardioGram has been able to build a functional mathematical model of the whole cardiac system – the heart, blood and circulatory system – from which a much more accurate diagnosis can be drawn.  The 8 minute, noninvasive test has a 95% accuracy rate in detecting a cardiovascular blockage. That’s the same percentage as an angiogram!