Coala heart Monitor

Digital revolution

Real-time cardiac diagnostics

The COALA is ideal for user-centered studies and for collecting large amounts of ECG data and heart sounds in geographically distributed groups. COALA's market-leading performance is clinically evaluated and is based on research findings presented at several national and international research conferences.

The Coala Care portal provides web-based access to real-time patient data with abilities to interpret, annotate and download raw data for further analysis. It’s all Microsoft Azure based with secure storage in the US and Europe.

 

 


Digital revolution

A ground-breaking Swedish innovation

COALA is a unique medical innovation based on more than 10 years of R&D, with more than 20 patents and over 15 industry awards.

A device and cloud-based solution including a high-performance stethoscope, three integrated electrodes to capture diagnostic-quality ECG and smart algorithms enabling real-time analysis of data.

Ideal for patients with palpitations

Addressing the needs of modern cardiology

The COALA was used in the groundbreaking RedHeart Study by the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and included nearly 1,000 women and over 280,000 ECG recordings in everyday life. The study showed an increase in quality of life in women with palpitations, because of the instant results that helped reduce symptoms, anxiety and depression.

For stroke patients

Proven efficient and feasible

In the late-breaking TEASE-trial the Coala was used to monitor cryptogenic stroke patients. The Coala was used twice daily, and when symptoms occurred, for 28 days. The monitoring detected previously undiagnosed AF in 9% of the patients, at a mean of 19.7 days after stroke. Patient compliance to the Coala monitoring protocol exceeded 90%.

The stroke patients reported very high satisfaction with the Coala per the second TEASE-publication. The Coala was reported easy to use and it increased the feel of security. The researchers concluded that Coala to be an excellent, patient-friendly device for monitoring stroke patients.

 

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Selected studies and product info

Studies

Study Summary

Summary of clinical studies with the Coala Heart Monitor

Carnlöf, Schenck-Gustafsson, Jensen-Urstad, Insulander. Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital

Instant ECG feedback with a new digital technique reduces symptoms caused by palpitations and increases health-related quality of life (the RedHeart study)

European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, March 2021

Schenck-Gustafsson, Carnlöf, Jensen-Urstad, Insulander. Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital

Improving Efficiency of Clinical Studies Using a Total Digital Approach: Prospective Observational Study

JMIR Formative Research, Feb 2021

Magnusson et al. 2020

Diagnostic yield of chest and thumb ECG after cryptogenic stroke, Transient Electrocardiogram Assessment in Stroke Evaluation (TEASE): a prospective study

BMJ Open, Aug 2020

Magnusson et al. 2020

Patient-reported feasibility of chest and thumb ECG after cryptogenic stroke in Sweden: an observational study

BMJ Open, Aug 2020

Olsson and Samuelsson, 2020

Quality validation of different ECG leads, and an automatic P-wave detection algorithm for AF, based on real-world data

AHA EPI Lifestyle 2020, Phoenix, Arizona

Olsson and Samuelsson, 2020

Real-world data validation of a novel P-wave based automatic Atrial Fibrillation detection algorithm

AHA EPI Lifestyle 2020, Phoenix, Arizona

Insulander, Carnlöf, Schenck-Gustafsson, Jensen-Urstad. Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital

Device profile of the Coala Heart Monitor for remote monitoring of the heart rhythm: overview of its efficacy.

Expert Review of Medical Devices https://doi.org/10.1080/17434440.2020.1732814

Carnlöf, Insulander, Jensen-Urstad, Schenck-Gustafsson. Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital

Pre-menopausal women with palpatations have more symptoms, anxiety, depression and lower HRQOL than post-menopausal women.

2019, Washington DC

Insulander, Carnlöf, Jensen-Urstad, Schenck-Gustafsson. Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital

Symptomatic palpitations causing anxiety in women – what are the underlying arrhythmias?

European Society of Cardiology ESC Congress 2019, Paris, France

Schenck-Gustafsson, Carnlöf, Ljótsson, Insulander. Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital

Very rapid inclusion in a clinical study with the help of eAuthentication (Bank-ID). A study on 913 women with palpitations using new digital techniques.

Cardiovascular Spring Meeting (Kardiovaskulära Vårmötet) 2019, Gothenburg

Carnlöf, Schenck-Gustafsson, Jensen-Urstad, Insulander. Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital

Instant analysis of the ECG with direct response during palpitations reduce symptoms, anxiety, depression, and increase HRQOL in women

Cardiovascular Spring Meeting (Kardiovaskulära Vårmötet) 2019, Gothenburg

Magnusson P, Samuelsson M et al. 2019

Atrial Fibrillation and the Role of Thumb ECGs

Open Access Book Chapter. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.83660

Olsson and Samuelsson, 2019

Performance evaluation of dual vs. single lead automatic, real-world arrhythmic ECG recordings

European Society of Cardiology ESC Congress 2019, Paris, France

Olsson and Samuelsson, 2019

Evaluation of an enhanced, cloud-based AF-detection algorithm based on real-world arrhythmic recordings

European Society of Cardiology ESC Congress 2019, Paris, France

Olsson and Samuelsson, 2018

Performance evaluation of automatic symptom-ruled,real-world arrhythmic recordings

Cardiovascular Spring Meeting (Kardiovaskulära Vårmötet) 2018, Stockholm

Mattsson, Koyi, Magnusson. Region Gävleborg and Karolinska Institutet

Transient Electrocardiogram Assessment in Stroke Evaluation (TEASE) – rationale and design: a prospective observational study using chest and thumb-ECG

Clinical Protocols
and Case Studies

Mitrani, Dabas, Goldberger, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida

COVID-19 cardiac injury: Implications for long-term surveillance and outcomes in survivors

Heart Rhythm Journal 2020

Aleris Case Report - Digital arrhythmia assessments with COALA, 2019

“Implementation of the Coala Heart Monitor leads to increased clinical efficiency, lower costs, shorter waiting lists and higher patient satisfaction.”

Event Monitoring Protocol

Clinical protocol using Coala Heart Monitor for patient-triggered event monitoring

Post Surgical Procedure Protocol

Real-time remote monitoring pre- and postsurgical procedure with Coala

Ablation Monitoring Protocol

Real-time remote monitoring pre- and postcardiac catheter ablation with Coala

Information

Product Note
Coala Heart Monitor

Coala - First smartphone based system including advanced P-wave detection

Product Note
COVID-19 expanded indications

Remote diagnostics of multiple arrhythmias. Automatic ECG detection by Coala

Product Note
Remote Respiratory Monitoring

Real-time diagnostics of arrhythmias and remote auscultations of the heart and lungs.

Modality Overview

Monitoring modality overview Coala Heart Monitor

AF ECG

Example of chest- and thumb ECG presented with analysis in Coala Care Portal

Tachycardia ECG

Example of chest- and thumb ECG presented with analysis in Coala Care Portal

Normal ECG

Example of chest- and thumb ECG presented with analysis in Coala Care Portal

Monitoring Report

Example of monitoring report presented in Coala Care Portal

Phonocardiogram

Example of Phonocardiogram presented in Coala Care Portal

User manual

Coala Care Portal - an effective web portal for remote ECG analysis

Regulatory

Regulatory and validation support

Coala Life's solutions are all CE Class IIa and FDA 510(k) cleared for home and professional use.

Coala Life ISO/IEC 27001 certificate

Coala Life Information Security Policy