Category Archives: Holter monitor

Get a better reading with an external electrocardiographic recording

An ECG or EKG may allow you to see your patient’s heart activity, but it provides only a glimpse of a bigger picture. Because abnormal heart rhythms and cardiac symptoms come and go throughout the day, a singular test won’t always show everything that is happening. In order to get the bigger picture, patients need to be recorded throughout an entire day. A holter monitor, or external electrocardiographic recording, is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records the heart’s activity continuously for 24 hours. It is essentially a portable ECG that allows you to watch a patient’s heart rate in real time as he or she moves through the day. It has wires with small electrodes that attach to the skin, so it offers a non-invasive test that can yield insightful results.

With each test you run, your practice will earn $125 in reimbursement. The disposable parts cost just $6 for each test, so you still keep a significant profit. Each individual test takes 3 minutes to hook up to the patient and then another 5 to 10 minutes to print and edit the report when the device is removed. The external electrocardiographic recording can be worn for up to 24 hours, monitoring the patient’s heart rate while he or she completes daily activities. The Nasiff CardioCard PC Based Holter ECG System is Medical Device Depot’s top pick when it comes to holter monitors. You can choose from five or seven leads and trust in the reliable and accurate reporting. The system is even EMR compatible (Allscripts MyWay, AthenaNet, Centricity, ChartMaker, eClinical Works, LytecMD, Medent, NextGen, Office Ally, OmniMed, PractiseFusion) and comes with a free database-management system, which integrates patient history so you can diagnose with confidence.

A Guide to Holter Monitoring

The Nasiff CardioCard Holter Recorder

Why Holter Monitoring?

If you have signs or symptoms of a heart problem, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), your doctor may order a test called an electrocardiogram. The electrocardiogram is a brief, non-invasive test using an ECG Machine in which electrodes taped to your body check your heart’s rhythm.

Sometimes an electrocardiogram fails to detect any irregularities in your heart rhythm during the brief examination. If your symptoms suggest an occasionally irregular heart rhythm is causing your medical condition, your doctor may recommend wearing a Holter monitor for one to three days. While the ECG Machine only analyzes heart rhythm for a few minutes, the Holter monitor constantly monitors heart rhythm throughout the day. The Holter monitor will  record abnormal heart rhythms regardless of the time of day it occurs.

Using the Holter Monitor

A Holter monitor is a small, wearable device that records your heart rhythm over one to three days. During that time, the device records all heartbeats. The Holter monitor consists of electrodes that are attached to your chest with adhesive and then connected to a small recording device you wear at all times. The process is similar to receive a test with an ECG machine; however, you keep the electrodes attached to your body at all times.

Your doctor uses information captured on the Holter monitor’s recording device to determine if you have a heart rhythm problem. Although wearing a Holter monitor might seem inconvenient, this important test may help diagnose your condition.

For more information on Holter monitors, including popular devices, call 877-646-3300 or visit our website at www.medicaldevicedepot.com.

Welch Allyn PCH-100 Holter Software Kit – Special Offer!

Welch Allyn is offering a fantastic Summer offer on their PCH-100 Holter Software Kit. Purchase the kit before August 31, 2012 and receive 50% off regular pricing!

Welch Allyn Holter Systems feature easy-to-use software and recorders that can improve patient compliance due to their lightweight, compact profile. Systems can be configured with a compact digital recorder featuring 2 or 3 channel recording for a detailed evaluation.

 An HR 100 Holter recorder is included in this software kit.
For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

Nasiff Products Feature Bluetooth Functionality

Nasiff now offers Bluetooth functionality as an optional feature for their stress test and EKG machines. This offer applies to the following products:

Nasiff also includes free-online demos for their products! In less than five minutes you can view a comprehensive online demo for Nasiff devices.

For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

Midmark 2010 National Holter Promotion

Midmark is offering several new promotions for their IQholter™, IQecg™, IQspiro™, and IQstress™ products.

IQholter Offer

For each IQholter™ purchased July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the following from Midmark:

  • Special promotional price of $5,350. A savings of $1,500 off suggested retail at time of order.

IQholter™ EX or IQholter™ EP Offer

For each IQholter™ EX or IQholter™ EP system purchased July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the following from Midmark:

  • (2) Cases Midmark Prep Kits (30 each) valued at $632
  • (1) Midmark IQmanager™ valued at $124
  • (1) Extra Holter Key valued at $3,000

IQecg™ Add On Offer

For each IQecg™ purchased WITH ANY Midmark IQholter™ system July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the IQholter™ incentives listed above PLUS ONE of the following from Midmark:

  • (1) Laptop* valued at $600
  • (1) One year extended warranty on IQecg™ (for a total of 2 years) valued at $699
  • (1) Midmark IQcart™ valued at $999
  • (1) Midmark IQholter™ Recorder valued at $2,164

IQspiro™ Add-on Offer
For each IQspiro™ purchased WITH ANY Midmark IQholter™ system July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the IQholter™ incentives listed above PLUS ONE of the following from Midmark:

  • (1) One year extended warranty (for a total of 2 years) on IQspiro™ valued at $499
  • (1) Laptop* valued at $600
  • (1) Midmark IQcart™ valued at $999
  • (1) Midmark IQholter™ Recorder valued at $2,164

IQstress™ Add-on Offer
For each IQstress™ purchased WITH ANY Midmark IQholter™ system July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the IQholter™ incentives listed above AND the following from Midmark:

  • (1) Desktop Computer, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse** valued at $1,300

*15.4” wide screen display laptop, 2GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HD, DVD
**22” Wide flat panel monitor, 3GHZ processor, 4GB RAM, 250 GB HD, DVD
While supplies last. Midmark reserves the right to substitute incentives of equal or comparable value.

For more information on these deals or to make a purchase, visit Medical Device Depot.