Saving lives by expediting ECG diagnosis and accelerating treatment
Main beneficiary countries:India - Malaysia - Kenya - Indonesia - Nigeria
Country of origin: Singapore
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Millions of people in India and other developing countries lose their lives to cardiovascular diseases every year. Cardiovascular diseases are a growing problem since they are linked to factors like age, sedentary lifestyles, poor eating habits and high levels of stress. In spite of the large number of deaths and the growing number of heart patients, these countries lack immediate diagnosis and coordination systems. The likelihood of surviving a heart attack is over 80% if action is taken within the "golden hour". However, the average time between symptoms and treatment in India is over 6 hours. By simply reducing this, millions of lives can be saved every year.
ECGs are the primary means of diagnosing serious cardiac conditions like heart attacks. While ECG equipment is a fairly commonplace, reading ECGs require the skills of a cardiologist or an experienced physician. Given that such expertise is limited in India, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are commonplace. Furthermore a delay of an hour in diagnosing heart attacks has been shown to significantly increase the risk of mortality and permanent damage to the heart.
An ECG can be used to diagnose over 200 cardiac conditions. Although higher end ECG machines come with in-built ECG analysis algorithms, such embedded algorithms have limited accuracy, especially when it comes to identifying heart attacks, possibly causing significant delays in diagnosing cardiovascular conditions and increasing risks to the patient's life.
The InstaECG service provides accurate (physician verified) ECG reports. If the patient is found to be critical, Tricog works with neighbourhood tertiary hospitals to accelerate treatment. The InstaECG service achieves accurate readings within minutes by combining a highly trained medical team reading ECGs 24/7/365 with state-of-art IOT & cloud based algorithms.
Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
1500000 Number of beneficiaries since launch
100000 Number of users per Month
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