Genetics Not As Influential in Heart Disease as Previously Thought

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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 of influential studies have tested genetics and its […]

The Medicomp Difference: A Deeper Analysis

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

5 Ways Women Can Celebrate Heart Month

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

Increase in Stroke Rates in Younger People a Cause for Concern

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

Increase in Virtual Visits Boasts Importance of Other Cardiac Technology

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

Atrial Fibrillation: The Communication Gap Between Patients and Doctors

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

Medicomp to Attend AF Symposium in Orlando January 12-14

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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

December 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Heart Disease Caused by Pollution Confirmed with ECG Monitoring

December 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Early Screening Could Prevent Early Heart Disease

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Patch Monitoring Can Reduce Diagnostic Errors

November 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

FDA Clears Use of New Device to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease

October 31st, 2016|0 Comments

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, […]

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

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Why the Aging Process Affects Women’s Heart Health

October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Celebrating Medicomp’s 35th Anniversary

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

New Data Suggests Coronary Heart Disease on the Decline

July 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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 Celebrates Their 35th Anniversary

July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

New 3D Technology Helps Diagnose Heart Arrhythmias

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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 […]

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