COVID-19 is associated with myocardial inflammation which may cause or exacerbate arrhythmias. A study led by Dr. David Krummen was presented at the Taiwan Heart Rhythm Society - Cutting-Edge Care for Heart Rhythm on April 17-18, 2021. The study reports that use of vMap™ computational 12-lead ECG analysis was able to provide arrhythmia insights beyond those available from a standard 12-lead ECG in patients following COVID-19 infection.
Vektor Medical, Inc. announced the start of its clinical study to evaluate vMap™. Using patients who have previously undergone a clinically-indicated electrophysiology study and successful ablation, the purpose of this study is to clinically validate the use of vMap™ in providing arrhythmia/pacing hotspots for analysis by a physician. vMap™ has been designed as the next generation in arrhythmia mapping. This non-invasive, rapid technology helps unlock the patient’s ECG, providing information on arrhythmias in all four heart chambers. Vektor’s study will evaluate vMap™ across a variety of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, including atrial and ventricular fibrillation.
vMap™ was presented as an innovative technology that may improve “efficiency and precision” in the treatment of complex arrhythmias. All five patients treated with vMap™ and radio-ablation experienced successful outcomes with a significant reduction in ICD shocks (29±16 to 0.6±0.9) and no adverse events reported.
Life-threatening heart rhythm disorders such as ventricular tachycardia may be eliminated using cutting-edge, non-invasive technology as an alternative to standard invasive catheter ablation procedures, in some cases. In an abstract and associated poster published at the American College of Physicians’ Southern Regional Conference, researchers report successful use of vMap™ technology to guide stereotactic radiotherapy to destroy diseased heart tissue. Researchers report that this non-invasive mapping and ablation has “shown tremendous promise in recent years.” Importantly, for this patient, his “shock burden decreased from 34 ICD shocks in the 6 months preceding … therapy to 0 ICD shocks in the 11 months after treatment. His quality of life improved significantly, and he has resumed an active lifestyle”.
Researchers, in an abstract and associated poster published in the Heart Rhythm Society’s journal Heart Rhythm, find that computer-based analysis of 12-lead ECG accurately mapped 93% of known ventricular locations to the exact ventricular segment. The computer-based analysis required only 3 minutes, plus or minus 2 minutes, per ECG.
Vektor has been selected as one of San Diego Venture Group’s ‘Cool Companies’ for 2020. Connect w/ San Diego Venture Group (SDVG) promotes the formation, funding, and development of innovative new ventures in the San Diego community. "We help innovative companies thrive so they can make a meaningful impact on the economic development of the region, and together create a world-class tech ecosystem," Mike Krenn, CEO of Connect. SDVG’s Cool Companies list highlights the fastest-growing, most exciting startups in Southern California.
Vektor Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce its Series Seed financing round is fully subscribed, and the round is officially closed. The investment round will enable Vektor to further invest in investigative research, efforts toward U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(K) clearance, and development of a commercial product. “With the support of our investors, we are delighted to have successfully closed this funding round in less than two months and with more investor interest than we had room for in the round.” Rob Krummen, COO and General Counsel
In an abstract published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, researchers conclude that a case of stereotactic radioablation of ventricular tachycardia illustrates efficacy of non-invasive 12-lead ECG mapping and radioablation in a patient who failed prior invasive VT therapies.
A new procedure developed at UC San Diego Health uses targeted ablation to enable treatment for ventricular fibrillation. The procedure is enabled by the use of electrocardiograms to make a computerized map of the heart’s own voltage.
Today, Vektor Medical, Inc. announces the closing of its Convertible Note funding round. The funds will be used to support research relating to and development of a non-invasive computational arrhythmia mapping device. “We’re excited to welcome our investors on board and join Vektor’s journey in creating the next generation of arrhythmia mapping technology. This funding round enables us to build out our team and further research and develop the technology created by our UCSD founders”. Mike Monko, CEO & Co-Founder of Vektor Medical, Inc.