New Study on Anti-Inflammatory Medications & Heart Disease

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Individuals who suffer from painful, chronic conditions like arthritis often take anti-inflammatory medications on a regular basis. Unfortunately, a new study reveals that this type of drug may actually increase a person’s blood pressure and leave them more susceptible to suffering a stroke. Medicomp, the makers of a first-rate mobile cardiac monitor

Introducing the Newly Improved Holter Monitoring System by Medicomp

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The American Heart Association observes that heart-health screenings are extremely important in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. This involves checking blood pressure, blood glucose levels, physical activity, diet, and weight. Depending on what these screenings reveal, it may also be helpful to have a patient wear a […]

The New Miracle in Medicine: Apple Cider Vinegar

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The American Heart Association lists eating a heart-healthy diet as one of the most important things you can do to lessen the chance of suffering from a heart attack, and you can start by adding apple cider vinegar to your meal plan. Medicomp, innovators of the Holter […]

Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies & the FDA

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

The Mayo Clinic reports that stem cell therapy works by growing healthy stem cells in a lab and then manipulating them to match specific cells within the body, such as heart muscle cells. These cells are then injected into an ill patient so that they can begin healing […]

How Collaborative Intensive Care Can Help Heart Patients & Cut Costs

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) took a look at patients who were admitted to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) that were being treated with mechanical breathing devices in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The research facility wanted to determine if adding medical […]

The Rising Price of Cholesterol Medication & What it Means for Your Patients

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

According to CNBC, the number of adult Americans without health insurance has risen to an astounding 11.3 percent. Without insurance, patients are left to pay for their prescriptions at full cost. Harvard Medical School points out that millions of U.S. residents actually skip […]

Out of Date Nutrition Advice You Should Stop Telling Patients

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Our understanding of how certain foods benefit our bodies has evolved over the years. It is important to identify any old beliefs about proper nutrition and replace them with advice learned from newer studies. Here is a list of out-of-date nutritional advice you need to stop using and what new information you should […]

New Study Shows Benefits of PFO Closure in Stroke Patients

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 25 percent of the general population has a patent foramen ovale (PFO). In many cases, PFOs are not discovered until after a patient has a cryptogenic stroke. Unfortunately, this leads patients to be more susceptible to future strokes.

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The New App Changing the Way Patients View Heart Health

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

One of the newest breakthroughs in technology that helps detect problems with the heart involves the camera on your smartphone and is an easily downloadable app. With Johns Hopkins Medicine reporting that an astounding 84 million Americans are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease, it is […]

Apple Watch Features Finding Ways to Predict and Prevent Heart Disease

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Smoking, physical inactivity, being overweight, and poor diet are just a few of the risk factors for heart disease reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The organization goes on to state that 49 percent of Americans have at least one of these risk factors. […]

New FDA Approval for Heart Health Claims to Keep on Your Radar

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

According to article “Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome” published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), coronary heart disease continues to affect one in three individuals over the age of 35. Even though the mortality rate for this condition has declined, Medicomp, inventors […]

Warn Your Diabetes Patients About Heart Health

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that 29 million individuals in the United States suffer from diabetes. When this condition isn’t monitored and kept under control, it can lead to a host of other major health problems. Medicomp, makers of a state-of-the-art mobile heart […]

How Natriuretic Peptides Can Be a Therapeutic Target for Heart Failure

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

When the heart’s internal pressure increases, the hormones B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal (NT)-pro hormone BNP (NT-proBNP) are released and enter the bloodstream. Due to this increase in the blood system, it is a true indicator of cardiac anomalies, which then becomes a good indicator of heart disease. A normal level of NT-proBNP is […]

Warn Your Heart Patients about Weight Fluctuations

August 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The corollary between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD) is well documented. A recent study took this theory a step further and studied patients who subjected their bodies to multiple weight fluctuations defined as a series of gains and losses comprising ten percent or more of total body mass. Their research indicated that […]

Cardiovascular Advances Changing the Way Physicians View Health Care

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Fifteen years ago, if your patient was suffering from angina or heart palpitations, chances were they would be admitted to the hospital to undergo a battery of procedures where the fluctuations in rhythm and rate may or may not appear on the monitor. Nowadays ambulatory monitors such as Medicomp’s cardiac telemetry units simplify and […]

Long-Term Holter Monitoring vs. Standard Holter for Stroke Patients

July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

A new study suggests that Long-Term Holter monitoring is better at detecting atrial fibrillation in stroke patients compared to standard Holter monitoring.

Atrial fibrillation is listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the most common type of heart arrhythmia. The organization goes on to say that approximately 2.7 to 6.1 million […]

Aging Doesn’t Inherently Cause Artery Stiffness

July 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Medicomp, producers of a state-of-the-art ECG monitor, is sharing a new journal report that debunks the thought that aging and genetics are the cause of increased blood vessel stiffness. Instead, modifiable lifestyle factors are said to play an important role. In fact, in the article Effects of Aging on the Heart and Blood […]

New Study Suggests Cardiovascular Disease is Responsible for One-Third of Worldwide Deaths

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, 735,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack, and approximately 610,000 Americans pass away from some form of heart disease. Unfortunately, heart disease isn’t just rampant in the United States. Medicomp, creators of innovative Holter patch technology, is sharing a new report […]

Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Diagnostic Yield Much Higher than Event or Holter

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) citing 610,000 American deaths per year from heart disease and 735,000 heart attack victims, it is extremely important to implement the best preventative and diagnostic measures possible. Medicomp, creators of state-of-the-art telemetry units, the Duet™ MCT and TelePatch™ MCT, is sharing a new report […]

Apparent Link Between Heart Attack Risk and Non-O Blood Groups

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Medicomp, mobile heart monitor experts, is sharing findings from a recent presentation that was given at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. Tessa Kole, the lead author of the study, stated that individuals who are not in the O blood group were nine percent more likely to […]

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