Our Mission

The Problem

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the US and worldwide for the past 20 years. Despite the pandemic, heart disease still remains the #1 cause of death in the US. For this reason, if you have chest pain or discomfort, the first thing any physician will tell you is to go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room (ER), despite fully knowing that more than 90 percent of chest-pain patients do not need an ER-level evaluation.

“Chest Pain” is a Costly Diagnostic Challenge

In the ER, chest-pain patients receive an electrocardiogram (EKG), along with an evaluation by a physician. Unfortunately, if they do go to the ER, they can also count on having a myriad of costly tests, which could result in an observation stay in the hospital until they are cleared by a cardiologist for discharge.

1

Due to the costs involved and the unappealing prospect of hospitalization, most patients with chest discomfort opt to wait 4-6 hours before going to the ER.

2

Patients will try anything to see if their symptoms resolve. They may go for a walk, eat, drink cold beverages, lie down, etc.

3

Regrettably, if the chest discomfort was from a heart attack, the damage has already been done.

4

It is crucial to be evaluated within the first 60 minutes of symptom onset; however, today’s mobile devices and platforms are inadequate for such an assessment to take place.

“Early Detection
Remains A Critical
Unmet Medical Need.”

Our Mission

Streamlining Access to Care

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the US and worldwide for the past 20 years. Despite the pandemic, heart disease still remains the #1 cause of death in the US. For this reason, if you have chest pain or discomfort, the first thing any physician will tell you is to go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room (ER), despite fully knowing that more than 90 percent of chest-pain patients do not need an ER-level evaluation.

Our Mission: To improve the quality of chronic cardiac care delivered thereby improving patient outcomes and reducing the cost of chronic and acute cardiac care delivered in the US.

Break the Cycle

Chest Pain
Symptoms
Doctor
sends to ED
EKG at
Hospital ER
Post Event
Consult

What is mHeart?

mHeart is being created by a cardiologist who has been in practice for over 20 years, with extensive experience in hospital administration. mHeart was created to address the most important pain points for each stakeholder—patient, cardiologist, healthcare system and insurer.

Patient

Patients don’t want to go to the ER and don’t want unnecessary costs.

mHeart is ideal for patients at risk for heart disease; patients who have had a prior heart attack, coronary stent or bypass surgery; and those patients with recurrent non-cardiac pain whose anxiety sends them to the ER.  Patients in underserved regions need access to specialty cardiac care, both inner city and rural.

Cardiologist
Cardiologists would like to see patients in the office, not in the hospital. If they are seeing patients in the hospital then they would like to see sick patients. Non-cardiac chest pain diverts a cardiologist’s attention. Cardiologists would like to be reimbursed for remote care.
Hospitals
Hospitals lose money for prolonged observation stays, can’t participate in shared savings programs.
Insurers
Insurers are looking for remote solutions to reduce hospital utilization, thereby, overall cost.

mHeart Enables Mobile Triage and Remote Monitoring

If the patient has chest pain, mHeart becomes a mobile triage platform. mHeart would ask the patient a series of questions like those asked by a cardiologist; integrate the responses and medical history; and ask the patient to perform their vEKG.

All of this information together would allow mHeart to accurately guide a patient by providing a RED alert if there are enough high-risk features, a YELLOW alert for intermediate risk, and a GREEN alert for low-risk patients. The RED alert would recommend calling 911. A GREEN alert would follow up with the cardiologist the next day, and a YELLOW alert would alert the cardiologist to call the patient and provide educated guidance, because all chest-pain patients do not have to go to the ER.

The Platform for Cardiac Disease Management

  • Patients would be prescribed mHeart by their cardiologist and enrolled on the platform.

  • The mHeart app would capture basic demographics and a detailed medical history, including medication and medical problems.

  • At the time of enrollment, patients would be taught how to apply the vEKG, our proprietary vitals EKG. This EKG patch performs a medical grade EKG while measuring other vital signs.
  • If the patient has chest pain, then mHeart turns into a mobile triage platform. mHeart will ask the patient a series of questions similar to that of a cardiologist and integrate the responses, medical history and ask the patient to perform their vEKG.

  • All of this information together will allow mHeart to accurately guide a patient by providing a RED alert if there are enough high risk features, a YELLOW alert for intermediate risk and a GREEN alert for low risk patients.

  • The RED alert would recommend calling 911. A GREEN alert would follow up with the cardiologist then following day and a YELLOW alert would have alert the cardiologist to call the patient back and provide educated guidance because all chest pain does not have to go to the ER.

Cardiac Monitoring & Chest Pain Requires a Platform

mHeart will be able to provide the connection to high-quality care that many in rural and underserved urban areas need so desperately.

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