Xconomy San Diego —
A company that makes a mapping system to help doctors see high-resolution, 3D images of irregular heart rhythms in real time has raised $100 million in venture investment and a $70 million credit facility to fund its full-scale market launch.
Acutus Medical, based in the northern San Diego community of Carlsbad, was founded in 2011. The company’s flagship product, dubbed AcQMap, uses ultrasound to allow physicians to see what is causing a patient’s irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia.
About 2.7 million people in the US experience the most common type of arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, according to the American Heart Association. The condition, in which the upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly, can increase a person’s risk of stroke and other heart problems.