Monday, 26 February 2024

Heart & Rhythm Institute of Trinity and Avertix Announce Partnership to Improve Cardiac Care and Patient Monitoring

Advancing Innovations for Enhanced Heart Health and Real-time Patient Wellness

Avertix Medical Inc, a company focused on improving long-term management and outcomes of high-risk coronary disease in patients who have survived one or more heart attacks, and the Heart & Rhythm Institute of Trinity, an ambulatory surgery center created by ten of the top cardiologists in the Tampa Bay area, announced that they have entered into an agreement to make the Guardian™ System, the first and only FDA-approved implantable heart attack detection and warning system, available to the Heart & Rhythm Institute of Trinity and its collaborative group of cardiologists who work across seven cardiology practices and serve seven hospitals in the area. This partnership seeks to enhance the Heart & Rhythm Institute’s commitment to redefining the future of cardiac care with cutting-edge technology.

Avertix’s Guardian System is designed to detect acute coronary syndrome events, such as heart attacks—even silent and atypical symptomatic heart attacks—in real time. The implantable device is designed to continuously capture cardiac signals from inside the heart in order to provide life-saving alerts to patients and healthcare professionals, enabling seamless and personalized cardiac care. Indicated for patients with a prior acute coronary syndrome event, the Guardian System can help prevent unnecessary trips to the emergency room and provide patients with peace of mind. With its 24/7 monitoring and machine learning-powered patient-specific detection, the Guardian’s real-time insights offer an innovative solution that empowers both healthcare providers and patients to actively monitor and manage their cardiovascular health outcomes.

Dr. Luis R. Annoni-Suau, MD, FACS, a specialist in arrhythmia management, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease at the West Coast Arrhythmia Center, and Dr. Carlos J. Bayron, MD, FACC, a specialist in interventional cardiology at Interventional Cardiology Consultants, successfully performed the first two Guardian implant procedures at the Heart & Rhythm Institute.

“As physicians, we firmly believe in the importance of patient education and the ability to empower our patients to live their healthiest lives day-to-day, outside of the clinic,” said Drs. Luis R. Annoni-Suau and Carlos J. Bayron. “For many cardiac patients, the risk of subsequent heart attacks brings a sense of fear to their lives. Thanks to the Guardian System’s innovative technology, patients with this implanted device are alerted to any irregularities that may signal a heart attack, so they can have peace of mind.”

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death, with over 800,000 heart attacks every year, and approximately 25% of heart attack survivors will experience a second heart attack within five years of their first.

We are pleased to announce the offering of our Guardian System at a leading cardiology ambulatory surgery center in the Tampa Bay area which is served by truly innovative physicians dedicated to providing the highest-quality care for their patients,” said Tim Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avertix. “By expanding availability of the Guardian System, we are well positioned to deliver on our commitment to transforming cardiac care and improving quality of life for heart attack patients who often live in fear of a second heart attack.


Published on : 17th August, 2023