CardioFlux Magnetocardiograph Case Studies
Partner News | Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Magnetocardiography (MCG) has been assessed over the last 30 years as a rapid diagnostic tool for various forms of cardiac pathophysiology. MCG is able to detect and discern miniscule differences in the magnetic fields generated by the heart’s natural pacemaker activity. These fields have previously been shown to change with cardiac ischemia due to dysfunction of the ion channels responsible for repolarization and depolarization of the myocardium.
CardioFlux® Magnetocardiograph (MCG) is an FDA Cleared, non-invasive biomagnetic imaging system that requires no exercise or patient exposure to radiation and was recently granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the FDA for the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia and infarction in patients with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome. A CardioFlux® MCG scan can be completed in 90 seconds, and represents the most patient-centric solution for health care systems struggling to manage cost and quality of care for cardiac patients.
Below, the clinical and scientific experts at Genetesis, the company behind CardioFlux, explain how Magnetic Field Maps (MFMs) are created and interpreted:
In the prospective emergency department observation unit clinical study, 101 low-intermediate risk chest pain patients received a 90-second CardioFlux® scan. CardioFlux® identified different magnetic field maps for patients with and without myocardial ischemia diagnosed via the standard of care evaluation.
Below, the PI of the Pilot study, Dr. Margarita Pena, walks through cases from the clinical trial:
Case #1: Extremely invasive and lengthy patient visit could have been obviated with a negative CardioFlux scan
A 53-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Room with potential ACS. Her HEART score was a 3. Her negative CardioFlux scan would have allowed a faster, more accurate, and less invasive Emergency Room visit.
Case #2: Patient could have received immediate intervention with a positive CardioFlux scan
A 68-year-old man presented to the Emergency Room with potential ACS. He had a family history of CAD, hypterlipidemia, hypertension and diabetes. His HEART score was a 6. His positive CardioFlux scan would have allowed a faster, more accurate and less invasive Emergency Room visit.