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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Medicomp, makers of state-of-the-art mobile cardiac monitors, is sharing preventative stroke findings from a recent investigation that was conducted by doctors Ying Xian, Emily C. O’Brien, and Li Liang and published in The JAMA Network. The study found that 84 percent of the 94,474 patients who had a history of atrial fibrillation that […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that there is currently no vaccine or medicine that will treat that Zika virus, which is transmitted via an infected Aedes species mosquito. Medicomp, creators of a top-notch ECG monitor, is sharing a new report that links heart arrhythmias with this dangerous virus.
Medicomp will unveil its highly-anticipated Long-Term Holter service on its TelePatch 4-in-1 Monitoring System to the 12,000 attendees at Heart Rhythm 2017 in Chicago, May 10-12.
This new service offers Holter monitoring from three to 14 days in a completely wireless wearable solution. In addition to Long-Term Holter, TelePatch is capable of short-term Holter, Wireless Event, […]
A recent study presented March 17, 2017, by Heidi May, Ph.D., a Cardiovascular Epidemiologist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, focused on health records of approximately 25,000 patients of the Intermountain Health System. The report was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session. Dr. […]
Event Monitors Indicate High-Endurance Exercise in Older Men Related to Greater Instances of Atrial Fibrillation
In today’s fast-paced world, the push is for everything to be quick, including workouts. Dr. N.A. Mark Estes III, Professor of Medicine and Director of the New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts University in Boston, reported at the Annual Cardiovascular Conference at Snowmass, CO that many middle-aged patients who have recently been diagnosed with […]
Medicomp, the Holter monitoring experts, is sharing the recent results of a study on preventing dementia in patients. The key may lie in the proper management of risk factors that lead to heart disease. Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, reported at the International Stroke Conference that her team’s
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]