Impedance Cardiography

The procedure requires administration of a simple, non-invasive test taking ten minutes. Electrodes are attached at the top and bottom of the chest. An undetectable electrical current passes through the chest. Variation in blood flow volume produces small changes in electrical resistance that are detected and recorded. The Cardiolert System converts these current fluctuations into a hemodynamic profile.

A Simple Test

The Cardiolert System employs a proven technology for assessing blood flow (hemodynamics). The result is a comprehensive hemodynamic evaluation that is critical to diagnoses and treatment for heart failure.
A sharp drop in hospitalization rates testifies to the effectiveness of this technology. Reduced hospitalization translates into higher quality of life for the heart failure patient.

Precise, Useful Hemodynamic Evaluation

The caregiver uses this information to evaluate the patient's condition and response to medication making changes to achieve optimal hemodynamic performance. The goal of therapy is a balance of the amount of blood flowing through the body and the amount of work exerted by the heart to circulate the blood.
This simple test provides the information to make informed decisions and measure the effectiveness of treatment. Regular testing and "tuning" optimizes the patient's cardiovascular performance to deliver the best possible quality of life.