The Cost Effectiveness of Mobile Cardiac Telemetry

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 a […]

By |December 27th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Mobile Cardiac Telemetry|

Introducing the TelePatch™ by Medicomp

Patients and doctors will soon have a new method for monitoring cardiac health, thanks to advancements in technology developed by Medicomp. TelePatch™ is the latest breakthrough in the world of ECG patches. This innovative product is a 3-in-1 monitoring system that works as a short- and long-term Holter, a wireless event monitor, and a mobile […]

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

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 […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

ICD Therapy Proved Effective in Treating Brugada Syndrome

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 […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Advanced Ultrasound Now Available to Cardiologists

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 […]

By |October 21st, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

5 Guidelines for a Heart-Healthy Diet

How can eating affect your heart? You’re probably aware that a diet rich in “bad” cholesterol – low-density lipoproteins, or LDLs – is unhealthy for your heart, but you may not be aware of which foods contain LDLs. Besides LDLs, an entire host of foods have the ability to affect your heart either negatively or […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Heart Health Tips|

Heart Disease and Women

When most people mentally picture an individual with heart disease, the image that comes to mind is a middle-aged to older man. However, one in four women in the United States die due to heart disease, approximately 300,000 deaths a year. This statistic is more tremendous when it is recognized that almost the same number […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Heart Health Tips|

Australian Cardiologist Uses 3D Printing to Help with Surgery

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 much […]

Stress and its Effects on the Heart

Stress comes naturally to everyone, but it is not wise to ignore it just because it’s common. High blood pressure, chest pains, and heart disease are among many physical problems that can result from stress. Even though there aren’t any definitive reasons how stress makes heart disease more prevalent, there are many issues that lead […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Heart Health Tips|

New Advice for Runners and Drugs for Heart Health

Recently, the FDA has issued a statement to warn runners about non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as over-the-counter ibuprofen. Another report proposes how taking aspirin before a marathon could decrease the risk of heart attacks for marathon runners in older men.

In order to decrease the chances of having musculoskeletal pains, runners will often take NSAIDs. […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Heart Health Tips, Mobile Cardiac Telemetry|

New Bandage to Help with Post-Device Implantation

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. Among […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

The Importance of MCT

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 be […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Mobile Cardiac Telemetry|

Take a Tour of the Heart

We all know the human heart helps pump blood throughout our bodies, but there are some components involved in the heart that most people don’t know about. The more we learn about something, the better we can understand. The University of Tokyo created a virtual simulation of the heart and its function.

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By |August 20th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Heart Health Tips|

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Cardiac Monitoring Provider

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. With the […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Mobile Cardiac Telemetry|

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Cardiac Monitoring Provider

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. With the […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Mobile Cardiac Telemetry|

Heart Healthy Diet While Eating Out

Going out to eat can be a good way to relax and spend time with friends and family while taking a break from cooking your own food. Despite the seemingly endless assortment of delicious dishes, it is important that we do not forget about choosing a dish that will treat our hearts as well as […]

Your Heart Will Thank You: Top Heart Healthy Oils, Fish, and Cheese

The foods we eat affect how our bodies feel. When we choose to eat foods that are high in salts, sugars, and fats on a regular basis, our bodies will feel unhealthy over time. On the other hand, making the decision to eat wholesome foods will make our bodies feel wonderful. The Mediterranean diet is […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Heart Health Tips|

Understanding Heart Failure

When the heart functions properly, it pumps a healthy supply of blood throughout our bodies. Blood coming from the organs enters the first chambers before being sent to the lungs to get oxygen. The blood then comes back into the final chambers of the heart before being sent through the body again.

Heart failure occurs when […]

By |June 15th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring|

Weight Loss Reduces AF Burden

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America, and obesity is one of the major factors contributing to this statistic. About 2 out of 3 Americans are considered overweight or obese. A common heart related problem that appears in obese people is atrial fibrillation, an abnormal fluttering in the heart’s […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring|

Heart Arrhythmia in Athletes

We are  told by our doctors that exercise is one of the essential components of living a heart healthy lifestyle. The heart is made up of muscles, and like all other muscles in our body, the more we train it, the stronger it gets. When our hearts become stronger, they require less beats to effectively […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Cardiac Monitoring, Heart Arrhythmia|