Carnation P-wave centric arrhythmia monitoring
Actual size is 7” (long), 1 1/2” (at widest point) and 3/8” (deep).
Device weight: 18g
CAM™ is the first P-wave centric ECG monitor™ – a single patient use monitor that records continuously for up to 7 days. This focus on the P-wave is a major new tool for cardiologists and cardiac rhythm specialists for accurately diagnosing arrhythmias.
Cardiac rhythm disorders can be responsible for uncomfortable sensations in the chest (palpitations), light-headedness, dizziness, loss of consciousness (syncope), difficult breathing, limited exercise capacity, chest pain and cardiac arrest. Moreover, one common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, is often unrecognized yet is known to increase the risk of stroke and dementia even when intermittent. Longer, continuous ECG monitoring during normal activities can help your doctor determine if you have an arrhythmia and what kind.
The Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (or CAM) is a new, state-of-the-art heart monitor designed to be worn comfortably and discretely by both men and women. The Carnation is placed in the center of your chest, directly over your heart for the best ECG signal collection. It’s state-of-the-art electronics allow recording of the small signals that come from the upper heart chambers needed for optimal diagnosis by your doctor.
Yes, the small and light design of the monitor allows you to continue all normal activities, with the exception of taking a bath/swim (shower is ok). The slim design will minimize anyone even being aware of you wearing a monitor.
Yes, the small lightweight design allows you to continue all normal activities (with the exception of taking a bath/swim – shower is ok).
Yes you can shower while wearing the monitor. You cannot submerge the monitor so you can’t take a bath or swim/hot tub while wearing the monitor. Please keep showers short and keep soap and lotions away from the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor.
No, you can’t submerge the monitor. So, you can’t take a bath or swim/ hot tub while wearing the monitor.
The monitor is designed to be worn for up to 7 days. You need to speak with your physician to fund out how long your doctor would like you to wear it.
Yes, the small and lightweight design allows for normal travel including a TSA check. Included with the monitor is a Patient Diary allowing you to identify yourself to a TSA person as wearing a medical monitor. Please download a copy of the 48 Hr Patient Diary or 7 Day Patient Diary if you need one.
You need to contact your physician or physician office to find out how to best return the monitor at the end of the monitoring period.
The sophisticated low energy circuitry in your monitor comes with a battery that allows the monitor to function for up to 7 days.
The unique hourglass-shape monitor can be comfortably worn by women which includes wearing a bra. The center connector of the bra should be over the narrow portion of the Carnation.
Yes, the small, lightweight hour-glass design allows for comfortable wear with normal clothes.
When the monitoring period has been completed you can safely remove the monitor. Press your fingers against the skin and slowly peel off the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor while wiping the skin and the device with the Pad to remove adhesive. Please download the 48 Hr Patient Diary or 7 Day Patient Diary with detailed instructions.
Yes, slight peeling on the edges of the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor is normal and nothing to worry about.
Yes, some movement of the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor on the skin is normal and nothing to worry about.
It is normal to experience some itching. When itching is severe or hives or blisters develop please contact your doctor.
Please call your doctor.
When itching is severe or hives or blisters develop please contact your doctor.
Press the button on the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor and write down the symptoms in the Patient Diary you should have received from your doctor.
The monitor continuously monitors and records (up to 7 days) your heart signals.
It is important to push the button when you feel symptoms and note them in your diary. Independent of the button presses the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor will record all signals non-stop for up to 7 days.
Don’t worry the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor will record all cardiac signals non-stop for up to 7 days.
When your doctor applied the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor on your chest they confirmed that the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor is working properly. The monitor doesn’t make a noise or light to let you know its working properly.
For product-related questions please call 1-844-422-7393.
The company under Dr. Bardy and Dr. Hunt’s expert medical and industry leadership set out to completely redesign an arrhythmia monitor. The objective was to design a sensor that was placed as close as possible to the atria for optimal signal detection and away from muscle noise. The company developed new, state-of-the-art sensor electronics allowing for an ultra low noise floor designed for optimal P-wave detection.
The Carnation ambulatory monitor encompasses all design criteria and allows for unique P-Wave centric detection and analysis while easy to use for both men and women. The company provides clinicians an executive review report focused on actionable events rather than endless data. Its single use, off-the-shelf and stick-on design allows for optimal office economics and gives the physician full control of data and billing.
Carnation’s unique patented P-Wave centric detection is the result of combining the sensor’s placement on top of the atria over the sternum, away from noisy muscle stimulation, together with extremely low noise electronic circuit design. The optimal P-Wave sensing is not merely a result of software algorithms, instead it is an integrated and scalable architecture that is designed to optimize visualization of the P-Wave as well as the equally important ventricular signal, the R-Wave.
Actual ECG report from Bardy Diagnostics
The BardyDx Carnation is a new, novel patented arrhythmia monitor. Its small size and light weight make it a preferred choice for long term monitoring (up to seven days). Its unique shape makes it a preferred comfortable choice not only for men but especially for women. Its single use, stick-on design provides reliable long term data and simple office management. The Carnation report will be emailed to the physician. It is focused on actionable events not just pages of data. Its flat-fee design gives you control of your patient’s data and billing.
"The simplicity of the Carnation™ monitor is especially important to me and to many of my elderly patients."
- Dr. Gene Trobaugh -
Cardiologist - Enumclaw, WA
"The CAM™ ECG recorder fits our patient management needs well. Our active male and female patients find it comfortable and easy to use. Its flexible monitoring duration improves our ability to understand and treat patient symptoms."
- Dr. Mark Kremers, Cardiologist -
Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute - Charlotte, NC "
"The CAM is the best addition to my primary care practice in years. It adds genuine value for patient and doctor on serious clinical problems.The device is small, easy to apply, and non-intrusive. Almost all patient activities can be conducted unimpeded making compliance much better than any Holter or event monitor I have used previously. I was able to pick up paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in one of my first uses of the device something that had been missed on prior Holters."
- Frank Landry, M.D. -