Shortage of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Predicted in 2035

June 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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, […]

Living Tissue & Electronics Converge in New Heart Patch

June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Advancements in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

New Tool Helps Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Patient Healthcare Vastly Improved by Interconnecting Technologies

March 31st, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

5 Ways TelePatch is Revolutionizing the Cardiac Monitoring Market

March 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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 to Attend ACC.16 in Chicago on April 2-4

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

The Future of Healthcare: Connectivity

February 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

9 Steps to ECG Interpretation

January 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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.

  1. Is the rhythm regular? Check the QRS segment […]

Medicomp to Attend AF Symposium in Orlando January 14-16

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Introducing TelePatch™ by Medicomp

January 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

The Future of Global ECG Equipment Expected to Hit 6.3 Billion by 2022

January 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

The Cost Effectiveness of Mobile Cardiac Telemetry

December 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

AF Detection & Treatment Improved After Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring in Stroke Patients

November 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

ICD Therapy Proved Effective in Treating Brugada Syndrome

October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Recent studies on instances of Brugada syndrome arrhythmias treated with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) therapy have determined that the ICDs are effective in quelling potentially fatal arrhythmias in patients. Brugada syndrome is a genetic disorder causing arrhythmias in otherwise normal patients and is the major cause of sudden unexplained death syndrome in adults. Brugada syndrome […]

Advanced Ultrasound Now Available to Cardiologists

October 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Determining the damage to heart tissue is often frustrating when an ultrasound shows only a grainy, hard-to-discern image. GE Healthcare has been working on new software technology to complement its most sophisticated cardiovascular ultrasound systems. This software, cSound, delivers much more precise images, and cardiologists and technicians are showering it with praise. Cardiologist Bijoy Khandheria […]

Australian Cardiologist Uses 3D Printing to Help with Surgery

September 24th, 2015|0 Comments

As technology has grown and mobile cardiac monitors are being used more often, doctors have come to realize that there are some areas of medicine that have only begun to reach their true potential. In the case of 3D printing, doctors have been able to make unique producible solutions for many problems. Yet, as […]

New Bandage to Help with Post-Device Implantation

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Prevention of the formation of hematomas has been difficult for electrophysiologists and other professionals after the implantation of ambulatory cardiac monitors, especially those patients that use antiplatelet agents with cardiovascular diseases. In order to avoid the formation of a hematoma, great care must be taken after surgery to make sure the wound properly heals. […]

The Importance of MCT

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

The continuous attention of ambulatory cardiac monitoring in near real-time is MCT (mobile cardiac telemetry). Through MCT, an ambulatory cardiac monitoring service can observe patients at their homes and while they’re out doing daily functions, even sleeping. The mobile cardiac monitored information is relayed to a site location where a patient’s ECG (electrocardiogram) can […]

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Cardiac Monitoring Provider

August 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Ambulatory cardiac monitoring is becoming a service that more physicians are offering as a part of a standard of care. With advances in mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT), it has become easier to provide cardiac monitoring services, and these advances are making the services more effective for patients who have experienced cardiac related issues. […]

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