Corsano CardioWatch Detects Cardiac Arrest

Collaborating researchers from Radboud University Medical Center, Erasmus MC, Reinier de Graaf Hospital, and Corsano Health have succeeded in reliably measuring whether a patient's circulation stops, as in the case of cardiac arrest. This was demonstrated in 291 patients wearing Corsano CardioWatch 287-2 while undergoing surgery, during which circulation is routinely interrupted.

The findings from this study represent an important first step in the "Cardiac Arrest without Witnesses" project initiated by the Heart Foundation in 2020. Annually, 17,000 people in The Netherlands alone experience a cardiac arrest outside of hospitals. According to research, about 60% of these cases have no witnesses. With the development of this algorithm, which can detect cardiac arrest and call emergency services, the Heart Foundation aims to increase the survival chances for this group.

The study included 291 patients who needed to undergo surgery that typically requires a temporary stoppage of circulation. During the placement of an ICD, cardiologists need to test whether the ICD intervenes during a heart rhythm disorder that causes cardiac arrest. The participating patients had agreed in advance to wear the Corsano CardioWatch Bracelet during surgery. The bracelet successfully detected cardiac arrest in almost all patients.