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Heart Rhythm ECG Strip On Your iPhone?

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 04:26

Heart Rhythm ECG Strip On Your iPhone?

Although not yet appropriate for use clinically, there is an iPhone app (and presumably an iPad app, judging by their website) available that detects and reports one lead from an ECG. Of course, this could revolutionize the field response of EMTs, physicians, nurses, family members, and emergency personnel. It could also bring back the precordial thump :)

Anyway, here’s a video demonstrating this exciting app:

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Holter Monitor Electrodes – No More Painful, Sticky Mess?

Tuesday, 17 August 2010 07:46

Holter Monitor Electrodes – No More Painful, Sticky Mess?

If you’re a patient who has had to wear more a holter monitor more than once, then one of the things you remember from the first time are those pesky electrodes – those sticky pads that connect to the skin & tear off a circular clump of hair when taking them off. Some of you may have even had local skin reactions to the holter monitor electrodes, right?

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Atrial Fibrillation-Specific Telemedicine Clinic

Tuesday, 1 June 2010 03:53

Atrial Fibrillation-Specific Telemedicine Clinic

LifeWatch Services, Inc. unveiled its advanced atrial fibrillation telemonitoring/telemedicine service offering at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado in May. The AF TeleClinic is bundled telemedicine service that includes automatic scheduling of patient follow up monitoring, and, apparently, some amazing reporting formats.

Monitoring is one thing, but its the reporting of that monitoring and the display of the data that will be key to improving the care of the patient – how the clinician interprets the data, how frequent or infrequent alerts are, how clear artifact is from real, underlying arrhythmias, etc.

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For All Your Biometric Needs – Getting to Know Biometric Monitors

Monday, 12 April 2010 05:21

For All Your Biometric Needs – Getting to Know Biometric Monitors

by Ilse Hagen Biometric monitors are used in measuring biological data. Depending on the purpose, there are different kinds of biometric monitors that can be used. In the case of an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine, it is a

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ECG Rhythms
by Eric Morris ECG is an abbreviation for an electrocardiograph. An ECG records the heart’s electrical activity as a graph or a series of wavy lines on a moving strip of paper. It provides information on a patient’s heart rate and rhythm and blood flow. It is used to diagnose medical problems such as a heart attack or irregular heartbeats.
Stethoscope – Littmann Master Cardiology
The Littmann Master Cardiology is one of the most popular stethoscopes out there, especially among physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. And there are several reasons… Littmann Master Cardiology StethoscopeFirst, let’s just get a glimpse of some of the Littmann Master Cardiology stethoscope features:
  • Hear both high and low frequency sounds
  • Single-sided, stainless steel chestpiece with tunable diaphragm
  • Special procedures adaptor for difficult sites and for pediatric auscultation
  • Nonchill rim and soft-sealing ear pieces
Now, here’s some of the stuff you won’t see in their advertising, but might read in reviews and testimonials:
  • Looks sweet (especially the stealth/black one)… It’s the only stethoscope that I’ve owned where people have actually pulled it off of my neck to look at it and then asked me where I got it
  • Although you should limit noise when you’re auscultating, we all know that that doesn’t always happen… especially in the ER, in trauma, and anywhere there are kids. Well, Littmann Master Cardiology does an awesome job of drowning out ambient noise.
  • The warranty says 7 years, but the reality is that Littmann backs their products through-and-through. I once threw out my stethoscope from med school (over 13 years old) and someone pulled it out the trash, called Littmann and had them replace the parts that were in need of replacing… her only cost was the shipping to send it to them (I’m not saying they’ll do this for everyone, but hey, they’re worth buying from).
  • Wherever you try to buy the Littmann Master Cardiology stethoscope, the price will seem high… but it’s worth it.
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