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Bangalore-based start-up, Cardiotrack, which provides best-in-class predictive diagnosis for cardiovascular diseases has expanded its presence to Gujarat. It has partnered with Star Hospitals, a multi-speciality hospital chain based in Ahmedabad to deliver real-time diagnostic solutions in Gujarat.

According to a Census India report, over 24% of deaths among men and 19% of deaths among women were due to cardiovascular diseases in Gujarat. More people die of heart diseases than respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, and cancer put together. In fact, Gujarat has a rich and developed urban culture because of the mercantile nature of its society. The people are prone to heart disease due to their affinity towards sweets and fried foods.

The partnership with Star Hospitals is an attempt to address the growing concern with regard to heart disease, and deliver cardiac solutions that are real-time and preventive in nature. Cardiotrack will be deployed across all Star Hospitals’ centres. Its hand-held IoT device, that is driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI), will capture clinical grade ECG data using cutting-edge technology and ensure data portability through smart android-based devices.

Speaking on the partnership, Dr Bhavesh Thakkar, Interventional Cardiologist, Star Hospital said,” Cardiotrack will put Star Hospital on the path to proactive preventive cardiac care. With the high number of cardiovascular cases in the country, India strongly needs preventive methods to save lives and families. With Cardiotrack, we are working towards creating a more heart healthy population in Gujarat.”

Ashim Roy, Co-Founder and CEO, Cardiotrack said, “Heart diseases continue to be one of the main causes of death, globally and across age groups. 50% of these deaths can be averted if the delay in seeking the right medical advice is reduced. The best way to achieve this is preventive care and early diagnosis.

We would provide accurate and timely diagnosis for all cardiac related issues. The testimony of our endeavour stems from the fact that Cardiotrack, today, is present across India with leading hospitals adopting our technology to address the challenges in cardiac care. The partnership with Star Hospitals, is a step towards making cardiac care accessible to a larger number of people and thereby, save lives, he added.

Headquartered in Singapore, Cardiotrack has a presence in over 15 countries including Myanmar, Mexico, Indonesia, Tanzania, Norway, Canada and Argentina among other countries. Their pocket sized device has been well received by hospitals and primary health centres in Tier 2 cities and rural areas.