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UBMD holds Grand Opening at Conventus with New Technology

Kardia Pro to help reduce strokes and heart irregularities

May 01, 2017 - 2:17 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - UBMD Internal Medicine opened their 17th location at Conventus and highlighted breakthrough medical technology on Monday morning that allows patients to take an Electrocardigram on their mobile device and transmit it to a waiting doctor for analysis. 

The new technology, Kardia Pro, is an artificial intelligence-enabled platform that can detect atrial fibrillation early and reduce the risk of stroke.

"If a patient is having symptoms of a heart-rhythm problem such as palpitations or skips or irregular heart beat, all they have to do is open up the app on the phone, put their fingers on the metal plate, and it will record an EKG rhythm strip," UBMD Internal Medicine President & CEO Dr. Anne Curtis said. "They can do that wherever they are. When they're done it's uploaded to the cloud and sent to the doctor's office who can interpret it almost immediately."

Curtis has done nationwide research on the effectiveness of the remote EKG system and it is  being used by the UBMD cardiology practice.

She and others spotlighted the system as part of a celebration of the medical group's move into the new Conventus Building downtown.   Fronting on Main Street, Convetus is adjacent to the new UB Medical School, and has connections to Buffalo General and the new John R. Oshei Children's Hospital being built there.  It has ben described as a gateway into the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and also includes all of Children's Hospital's outpatient clinics which relocated there from the current Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo in February.

The new UB MD Internal Medicine office has 12 examination rooms and two testing rooms which already took patients on Monday. 

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