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The Link Between Alcohol and Heart Disease

You have undoubtedly heard that small amounts of alcohol – a glass of wine, perhaps – is beneficial to heart health because of its noted antioxidants. New studies conducted by University of California at San Francisco researchers have debunked that theory, stating that even low to moderate amounts of alcohol increase rates of atrial […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Surgeon Busts Myth that Elderly Aortic Stenosis Patients Aren’t Good Candidates for Heart Surgery

Baby Boomers are reaching an age where cardiovascular risks are becoming more prevalent. In the past, elderly patients were not considered the best candidates for heart surgery. A recent study presented to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in January 2017 by Emory University’s Vinod H. Thourani has debunked this long-standing claim. Working with colleagues […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Medicomp to Attend ACC.17 in Washington, DC on March 17-19

Medicomp, developer and manufacturer of TelePatchTM 3-in-1 Monitoring System, is attending the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington, DC on March 17-19. As an event with heavy influence, ACC.17 features around 300 exhibitors and cardiovascular attendees from countries across the world. Medicomp looks forward to meeting with other vendors, […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Cardiac Monitoring News, Medicomp Updates, News Releases|

Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Poor sleep habits are often a harbinger to atrial fibrillation, and an important study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine noted that increased severity of sleep apnea closely correlated with atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. Medicomp presents the following information to inform its clients of the latest research and findings in the cardiovascular field […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Cardiac Monitoring News|

The Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack

Many people believe a heart attack is a form of cardiac arrest. In reality, the two are quite different. The mobile cardiac monitor specialists at Medicomp present a description of both along with symptoms you need to report to your cardiologist.

Heart Attack

The heart is a muscle, just like the muscles in your arms and […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

Genetics Not As Influential in Heart Disease as Previously Thought

Along with stress, sleep patterns, obesity, and a healthy lifestyle, genetics play an integral part in the diagnosis and care of heart disease. Or do they? How important are family history and genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease? You may be surprised to find a number […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Case Studies, Holter Monitors|

The Medicomp Difference: A Deeper Analysis

Medicomp entered the ambulatory cardiac monitoring business in 1981 and took the industry by storm. After 36 years of experience, Medicomp proudly began offering revolutionary patch monitoring products using new technologies to provide the clearest diagnostics possible. We consistently deliver devices that exceed expectations and meet the needs of both […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Cardiac Monitoring, Holter Monitors|

5 Ways Women Can Celebrate Heart Month

February is National Heart Month. Because emphasis in the past has been on preventing heart disease in men, women have been less likely to worry about heart attacks, stroke, cholesterol levels, et cetera. Unfortunately, heart disease and stroke cause 33% of all deaths every year – that’s one woman every 80 seconds! Celebrate […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

Increase in Stroke Rates in Younger People a Cause for Concern

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports that while stroke rates are lowering for those above 55, rates are quickly increasing for those aged 35 to 39. This is a major cause for concern and indicates that increased cardiac education may be needed […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Case Studies, Holter Monitors|

Increase in Virtual Visits Boasts Importance of Other Cardiac Technology

As the world’s values shift towards convenience and instant gratification, the future of cardiology is arriving. Online communication is changing every facet of life from how we watch television to how we commute to work. Cardiology is no different. It is expected that within the next 10 years, about 20 percent of routine […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Atrial Fibrillation: The Communication Gap Between Patients and Doctors

In order to provide top-quality patient care, doctors certainly need to be technically skilled, but communication also plays a large role. Especially with atrial fibrillation patients, studies have indicated that there is a communication gap between patients and doctors. In order to best maintain patient health and wellness, doctors need to carefully communicate […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Cardiac Monitoring|

Medicomp to Attend AF Symposium in Orlando January 12-14

Medicomp, leaders in diagnostic cardiology since 1981, has again announced that it will have representatives at the 2017 AF Symposium to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida.

The symposium serves as a stage for Medicomp to demonstrate its newest signature cardiac monitoring technology. The TelePatch

New Research Suggests Protein and Heart Failure Link

It has long been believed that a diet high in protein is beneficial to overall health. Patients have been urged to fill their diets with food like lean chicken and beans. Researchers from Brown University Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island presented new findings at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific conference. Researchers found that high-protein […]

By |December 28th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

Heart Disease Caused by Pollution Confirmed with ECG Monitoring

Pollution became a major problem with the Industrial Revolution and remained a serious problem. A problem so serious that the Clean Air Act of 1970 was revised in 1977 and 1990. With this act, the Environmental Protection Agency set air quality standards for six common pollutants in order to improve the health and well-being of […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Early Screening Could Prevent Early Heart Disease

Holter monitors are portable devices used to measure and record heart activity continuously. Most commonly, a Holter monitor is worn when a slow heartbeat, fast or irregular heartbeat, tightness in the chest, or shortness of breath has been reported. These symptoms are common precursors to heart attack and stroke. The risk of heart attack […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Patch Monitoring Can Reduce Diagnostic Errors

According to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Health and Medicine Division, five percent of U.S. adults who seek outpatient care experience a diagnostic error each year. A 2013 report compiled from 25 years of U.S. malpractice claim payouts by Johns Hopkins researchers showed that “diagnostic errors—not surgical mistakes […]

By |November 24th, 2016|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Can a FitBit Help Signal A Larger Health Issue?

Advances in semiconductor technology allow for more people to have access to wearable cardiac monitors, such as the Fitbit and Apple Watch, to aid in health maintenance and promote fitness. More commonly known as heart rate monitors, these are devices designed to help track personal health baselines and goals. They can be worn unobtrusively […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

Changes in Fitness Over Time Affect Cardiovascular Health

plank-1327256_640The correlation between exercise and heart disease is well documented. However, specific parameters are still under investigation as to how exercise correlates with atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and stroke. Medicomp, wearable cardiac monitor specialists, hopes to answer some of these concerns with […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

FDA Clears Use of New Device to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease

pulse-trace-163708_640Medicomp, the patch monitoring professionals focused on patient safety, recently read of a breakthrough procedure for patients diagnosed with peripheral artery disease with calcified plaque. Until recently, these patients required stents or surgery to repair blood vessels and retain blood flow. Now, […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Trial Starting for Device to Help Prevent Strokes in Patients with AF

A clinical trial by St. Jude Medical Center involving 100 locations in the United States and 50 additional international sites will determine whether their second-generation left atrial appendage occluder is superior to traditional left atrial appendage (LAA) closure devices currently offered to patients suffering from nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. The Medicomp team is interested […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Arrhythmia Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|