More than 200,000 Lives Could Have Been Saved in 2022
A Brain Wellness Company
MindRhythm® is a brain wellness company that develops medical technology focused on preventing neurological injury, primarily caused by strokes. Founded by world-renowned experts with significant commercialization experience, MindRhythm’s proprietary monitoring devices and communication platform provide novel and real-time visibility to life threatening situations prehospital and in the operating room allowing clinicians to intervene and prevent brain damage. Collaborating with the healthcare community, MindRhythm looks to apply the same systematic approach to reducing time to treatment in strokes that has been successfully implemented for heart attacks with the STEMI protocol.
The Stroke Situation
With 800,000 strokes occurring each year, stroke is the 5th leading cause of death. This death toll can be partly attributed to the fact that there is no way to objectively diagnose between stroke types resulting in confusion of treatment needs between a patient who is experiencing a Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) versus a Small Vessel stroke in an EMS setting. This often leads to misdiagnosis, and ineffective triage to a hospital that may not have the necessary treatment capabilities as most hospitals do not have the technology to treat LVOs. Sending patients to the wrong hospital can have catastrophic patient results and negative financial impact to the patient and system.
The MindRhythm Solution
MindRhythm’s device is a novel, noninvasive diagnostic medical device that can rapidly identify patients with Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) strokes via monitoring of a specific physiology discovered by MindRhythm. These patients will benefit from rapid transport to a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) that have the physicians, technologists and equipment needed to remove the clot. Patients without LVO stroke will be transported to a Primary Stroke Center (PSC) that can best treat them. MindRhythm’s finely tuned proprietary communication strategy effectively triages patients, communicates patient data, and provides remote location status to hospital teams prior to arrival thus optimizing patient treatment and outcomes.