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 […]
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common heart disease for both men and women. This buildup of plaque in the arteries inhibits the total volume of blood able to pass easily through the body and is mostly due to diet with a bit of genetics thrown in. One in four American women […]
This year marks a milestone for Medicomp – our 35th anniversary. Founded in 1981, Medicomp has pioneered cardiac monitoring with the development and manufacture of diagnostic heart monitors. Coupled with their 24-hour-a-day patient telemedicine centers, Medicomp has become a world leader in ambulatory electrocardiograph […]
Although coronary heart disease (CHD) is still prevalent in the United States, it has less of an impact than it did 10 years ago. Research based on a new study provided by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reported the rates of CHD decreased from 10.3% in 2001 to 8% in […]
Medicomp, which develops, manufactures, and distributes cardiac monitoring devices and provides 24-hour-a-day cardiac services, has been a world leader in cardiac monitoring technology for 35 years this year. In that amount of time, technology has changed tremendously and significantly transformed telemedicine. Medicomp was and continues to be in the forefront of those transformations with cutting-edge […]
A 3D-computer model based on individual patient hearts may eventually replace the rather imprecise blood-pumping measurements currently in use. The new technology can more easily identify cardiac arrhythmia and determine whether patients are candidates for defibrillators. The ambulatory cardiac monitor specialists at Medicomp are happy to share this intriguing information with you.
A report submitted […]
With the Baby Boomers entering their seventh decade, the trend towards geriatric care should be escalating. In cardiothoracic surgery, however, the opposite holds true. A recent American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) presentation noted the trend towards an aging population is not the only disparity: fewer residents are choosing cardiothoracic surgery as a specialty, […]
The science fiction of The Bionic Man is quickly becoming a reality with a new cardiac patch created by Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers Professor Tal Dvir and Ron Feiner, a Ph.D. student of Dvir’s. The patch is an integration of patch monitoring technology with living tissue and could revolutionize cardiac care. Patients […]
It may be advantageous to transfer recent-onset atrial fibrillation patients from their regimen of Ibutilide (Corvert) to Vernakalant (Brinavess), a drug quickly earning the respect of physicians because of its ability to rapidly control heart rate. A study conducted by the Medical University of Vienna/General Hospital revealed Vernakalant quickly regulated heart rhythm with fewer […]
A normal course of action in the battle against atrial fibrillation (AF) is treatment with oral anticoagulation drugs. Although this decreases the risk of stroke, it elevates the possibility of both internal and surface bleeding. Cardiologists and investigators Dr. Ziad Hijazi, Jonas Oldgren, and Lars Wallentin of Uppsala Clinical Research Center at Uppsala University in […]
The buzzword in healthcare recently is connectivity, specifically in remote patient monitoring technologies. The overall definition of remote patient monitoring includes anything from x-rays emailed from one location to another to video conferencing. For cardiovascular care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health IT Now, and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) elaborated on this […]
Medicomp’s newest technology is TelePatchTM, a three-in-one patch-style portable cardiac monitoring system that is revolutionizing the cardiac monitoring market. With one lightweight, versatile monitor, TelePatch offers a short- and long-term Holter, a wireless event monitor, and mobile cardiac telemetry in one device. TelePatch is more than a multi-platform monitor:
- Wearability: The TelePatch design is easy […]
Medicomp, developer and manufacturer of TelePatch 3-in-1 Monitoring System, will be attending the American College of Cardiology’s ACC.16 exposition on April 2-4, 2016, in Chicago. This important event showcases nearly 300 exhibitors and cardiovascular attendees from more than 100 countries. Reaching over 10,000 professionals in one setting gives Medicomp the ability to meet with other […]
Connectivity is a buzzword for an age-old idea: communication. In today’s fast-paced world, it seems connectivity may have been pushed to the wayside. We no longer have time to visit with friends, family, or patients as long or as often as we wish. However, the advent of wireless devices and social media has opened connectivity […]
Reading an electrocardiogram (ECG) correctly can more precisely pinpoint any cardiovascular anomalies a patient may experience. Medicomp, leaders in ECG patch technology, offers the following guidelines to interpret an ECG since every patient relates symptoms differently, and cardiac rhythms will vary from one individual to the next.
- Is the rhythm regular? Check the QRS segment […]
Medicomp, which develops, manufactures, and distributes cardiac monitoring devices and provides 24-hour-a-day cardiac services, has recently announced it will have representatives on hand at the 2016 AF Symposium to be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Center in Florida. The three-day symposium, which showcases the latest advances in the care of patients suffering from […]
Monitoring the health and integrity of your heart is about to become much easier with the advent of Medicomp’s newest, most versatile ECG patch, TelePatch. By combining several technologies in one compact, wearable patch, TelePatch works as a Holter monitor, a wireless event monitor, and a mobile cardiac telemetry unit. Many ECG patches offer […]
Recent pushes for preventive health care along with escalating cardiovascular disorder diagnoses are creating a surge in electrocardiogram (ECG) equipment sales. Grand View Research, Inc., estimates ECG equipment sales will reach $6.3 billion by the year 2022. Medicomp, leaders in cardiac event recorders, are helping to shape that future with their state-of-the-art cardiovascular and […]
Is mobile cardiac telemetry worth it? According to an observational study where more than 200,000 patients suffering from cardiovascular disease were followed for almost five years, the addition of mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT) proved extremely beneficial.
The study, reported in the peer-reviewed journal Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, gathered data on 163,000 patients who wore […]
More than 500,000 Americans a year suffer from ischemic strokes that alter blood flow to the brain. Of this number, a quarter of these dangerous strokes often have an unknown cause. Patients who suffer cryptogenic ischemic strokes, or strokes causing a cerebral embolism or cerebral thrombosis lacking a defined etiology, are often monitored for occult […]