When you choose a PC-based EKG, you leverage the power of a computer. These EKG systems take advantage of the PC’s unlimited storage capacity, large displays, standard printers and network connectivity, which are all limited or unavailable on the standalone systems.
The best systems integrate all primary tests for stress, Holter and resting, and offer built-in connectivity to a computer (or tablet) via Bluetooth, USB or both, as well as connectivity to a web portal (clinic locations can send EKGs to a central hospital).
7 advantages of PC-based EKG systems over standalone box units
• Ease of use: point and click, large display, standard printers
• Unlimited database
• No need for hardware upgrades. Upgrade via software.
• Use industry standard communication protocols between EKG and EMR
• Save money on paper, compared to thermal paper of standalone EKG systems
• Work with Windows PCs, Macs or tablets (iPad, Android and Windows tablets)
• Web portal
With advances in mobile cardiac telemetry, more and more physicians are able to offer ambulatory cardiac monitoring. Not only are these services easier than ever to provide, but recent technology makes them more effective for patients experiencing cardiac issues.
But not all cardiac monitors work the same. So when you’re choosing an ambulatory ECG or Holter system, keep the following tips in mind.
You’ll need fast reporting:
The Nasiff CardioCard PC-Based Holter ECG System connects to several EMR systems for efficient and accurate reporting. This system also offers practical software and database management systems with training, customer support and guaranteed quality.
You’ll need an easy-to-use system:
The Midmark IQholter Digital Holter w/ Recorderis engineered to a new standard for ease of use. Simply enter your patient’s demographics, select auto report, and start scanning. The system will automatically accept, reject or change classified occurrences throughout the entire program to affect further processing.
You’ll need complete accuracy:
Additionally, the Midmark IQholter Digital Holter w/ Recorder system has sophisticated digital filtering techniques to help eliminate errors due to noise. This means you can trust you’re getting an accurate report.
Once you decide on the right Holter system for your practice, head over to Medical Device Depot for prices that will fit your budget. Leasing is available on many of our models, so check out our vast selection today!
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 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.