Trying to maintain a healthy heart has become more difficult in the wake of COVID-19.

While the pandemic has increased remote telehealth, there are glaring vulnerabilities due to a lack of real-time cardiac monitoring. Heart attacks are on the rise as a result of patients ignoring symptoms, staying home and not going to the hospital. COVID-related stress has caused a surge in cardiac health issues. Additionally, some recovering COVID patients have since developed heart issues related to the virus.

As a result, the need for real-time cardiac monitoring is more important than ever.

Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq has been at the forefront of remote monitoring solutions. He is the founder and CEO of Biotricity, developer of advanced remote cardiac monitoring technology. Waqaas believes COVID-19 has accelerated the ongoing shift in the health landscape from a reactive system to a prevention, personalized and more efficient tech-based system.