Chocolate and Heart Health: The Good and the Bad

According to Statista, consumers within the United States have increased their spending on chocolate with a reported 22.4 billion in sales during 2017. Medicomp, creators of top-notch Holter monitoring equipment, began to ask ourselves a couple of questions. One being, how does this affect your heart health? We’re here to answer your questions on whether […]

By |September 12th, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

Determining the Relationship between Heart Health and Red Meat

More than 22,000 Americans die from cardiovascular disease every day, giving it the title of the number one cause of death. The sharp, recent increase in heart disease can very possibly be reduced if a heart-healthy diet is adopted by those who suffer from cardiovascular disease as well as those at risk. Red meat has […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

Men: Protect Your Heart With These Simple Activities

The American Heart Association reports that one out of every three adult males suffers from some form of cardiovascular disease. Medicomp, leaders in mobile cardiac monitoring, wants to point out that it has never been more important to take steps that will improve your overall heart health. While it may be obvious that men should […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

What to Expect While Wearing a Holter, Event, or MCT Monitor

According to the American Heart Association, the average person has a heart that beats 100,000 times per day. Should you discover that your heart beats faster or slower than this, or at an irregular pace, you may have an arrhythmia. Many different types of arrhythmias exist, and they can be harmless to serious and life-threatening. […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

4 Changes You Can Make to Prevent Stroke

May happens to be Stroke Awareness Month, which is a great reminder about how important heart health really is. Medicomp features top-of-the-line Holter monitoring equipment that will give your doctor an accurate picture of the physical state of your heart. You may be surprised to discover that the American Heart Association reports that 80 percent […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

Celebrate World Health Day with These 4 Changes

April 7, 2017, is World Health Day, but, as Americans, we should be aware of our heart health every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. At Medicomp, we engineer state-of-the-art ECG monitors that record a more complete picture of […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

The Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack

Many people believe a heart attack is a form of cardiac arrest. In reality, the two are quite different. The mobile cardiac monitor specialists at Medicomp present a description of both along with symptoms you need to report to your cardiologist.

Heart Attack

The heart is a muscle, just like the muscles in your arms and legs. […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

5 Ways Women Can Celebrate Heart Month

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 National Heart […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Heart Health Tips|

New Research Suggests Protein and Heart Failure Link

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 […]

By |December 28th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

Can a FitBit Help Signal A Larger Health Issue?

Advances in semiconductor technology allow for more people to have access to wearable cardiac monitors, such as the Fitbit and Apple Watch, to aid in health maintenance and promote fitness. More commonly known as heart rate monitors, these are devices designed to help track personal health baselines and goals. They can be worn unobtrusively and […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

Changes in Fitness Over Time Affect Cardiovascular Health

The correlation between exercise and heart disease is well documented. However, specific parameters are still under investigation as to how exercise correlates with atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and stroke. Medicomp, wearable cardiac monitor specialists, hopes to answer some of these concerns with the information provided below about a recent study on the long-term effects of […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

What Could My Heart Fluttering Be?

Any disturbance in your resting heart rate is known as an arrhythmia. These disturbances may occur due to medications or chemicals in the blood, stress or anxiety, or because of coronary heart disease. Because your heart pumps blood and much-needed oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body, a disturbance in this delivery system […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

What to Expect When You Visit the Cardiologist

The last visit to your primary care physician uncovered a possible issue with your heart that may require a patch monitor. The appointment for a cardiologist is approaching, and you are rather nervous. How will this visit be different from a regular doctor visit? Do you need to prepare? Medicomp understands the initial visit to […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

What You Can and Cannot Expect When Wearing a Heart Event Monitor

Recently, you visited your cardiologist who recommended you wear a heart event monitor. She hands you a wearable cardiac monitor and shows you how to wear it. Your surprise at the constant supervision your heart requires does not give you time to formulate questions before you leave, though. Now, you are home with your wearable […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

The Connection Between Yoga & Heart Health

In a lecture delivered at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Dr. D. Prabhkaran, executive director of the Public Health Foundation of India, discussed the importance of preventive measures in cardiac ailments, which are rising for the population in India. He also stressed that people who have previously suffered heart diseases, such as heart attacks or […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

Whole Foods or Vitamins: Which is Better?

How does the health of a busy mom who uses the drive-through for dinner every day compare to the health of a mom who cooks foods made of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean cuts of meat? What if the busy mom supplemented her diet with essential vitamins and minerals? Medicomp, the portable cardiac monitoring […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

A Heart-Healthy State of Mind is Easier Than You May Think

Beginning a health regimen is difficult. At first, the results are amazing as exercise increases our metabolism and weight begins to fall off. We feel better, healthier, happier, and our lives seem to be on track. Then one day,we have no time to take a walk or visit the gym, and we pick up fast […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

Heart & Brain Health Go Hand-in-Hand

New research suggests that the way to a healthy brain could be through the heart. In an extensive study of patients aged 60-80, researchers from the Northern Manhattan Study found that memory and mental acuity in patients who lived a heart-healthy lifestyle far surpassed the brain functionality in patients who suffered from cardiac problems. Medicomp […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

Can Energy Drinks Compromise Heart Health?

Black coffee used to be the main source of caffeine in the United States before a coffeehouse was built on every other street corner touting a flavorful variety of mochas, lattes, and cappuccinos. America was stimulated by the idea that caffeine was not just for breakfast and coffee breaks any longer.

 

Recently, the push has been […]

By |May 10th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|

Women’s Heart Disease & Its Social Stigma

Because cardiovascular disease is foremost on the list of diseases that kill women in the United States, it seems logical that every woman should discuss with her doctor the likelihood of being diagnosed with heart disease. Surprisingly, the opposite is true and for a very unfortunate reason: many women are stigmatized with being told they […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Heart Health Tips|