Itamar Medical Ltd has launched SleePath, an integrated e-health sleep apnea care pathway monitoring system that allows cardiologists to monitor atrial fibrillation patients’ sleep apnea management status and compliance with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices on demand.SleePath will be unveiled at Heart Rhythm 2018, the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, which takes place in Boston, May 9 – 12.
“Effective management of sleep apnea is now believed to be critical for controlling atrial fibrillation post ablation. The ability for us, the electrophysiologists, to assess patients’ sleep apnea status and their adherence to CPAP on demand and correlating it to the AF manifestations is a big help,” says Elad Anter, MD, of Beth Israel Deconess in Boston, in a release. “The information that SleePath provides is important for achieving optimal outcomes following catheter ablation. Knowing that a patient isn’t using their CPAP as prescribed is an important first step in opening a dialog with the sleep experts that can identify obstacles and help improve adherence.”
Utilizing data CPAP machines by Philips Respironics, SleePath includes a Cardio Sleep Dashboard that allows physicians to track multiple aspects of a patient’s sleep apnea status. The system monitors care pathway progress, diagnosis status and results, CPAP compliance, the number of days and hours on CPAP, and residual sleep apnea. Data are presented in a user-friendly visual format that makes it easy to see progress or deviation toward specific treatment goals and changes in metrics over time.
Gilad Glick, CEO of Itamar Medical, says, “Itamar Medical is committed to innovating technologies that allow effective sleep apnea management to be readily integrated into paradigms for protecting and improving cardiovascular health. Devices using our PAT technology and our Total Sleep Solutions service are rapidly becoming important tools for improving the care of patients living with or at risk for a variety of cardiovascular disorders. SleePath provides cardiologists and electrophysiologists with insights into CPAP adherence that enable them to work their patients to achieve optimal outcomes. Now physicians don’t need to lose sleep over their patients’ sleep apnea.”