Sometimes symptoms that are only occasional can indicate potentially dangerous problems. Often these problems do not show up during office visits. However, today's advanced ECG technology now allows continuous monitoring of patients outside of the office. Telemedicine is the term we use to describe the monitoring of patients while they go about their daily activities at home or work. Our highly trained staff is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Our technicians have the ability to notify the physician or contact emergency medical services if necessary. We offer continuous ambulatory ECG monitoring for the evaluation of heart irregularities. Your physician may need to evaluate your heart rhythm when adjusting your heart medication. If you have experienced shortness of breath, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness, falls, and irregular heartbeats, your physician may order a Holter monitor to determine if your symptoms are cardiac in origin.
Heartsafe's Telemedicine program is comprised of the following services:
Event monitoring is prescribed by physicians for a 30 day period. Patients activate the recorder when they are having symptoms. Your physician may order this type of monitoring if your symptoms are infrequent as with palpitations, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, dizziness and lightheadedness. During the daytime when patients have recorded an unlimited number of events, they call our clinical heart rhythm expert to transmit the recording. At night, a toll free number is provided for safety and convenience. The recorder can be programmed for recording as many as five events. It is lightweight, easy-to-use and will assist your physician in treating you.
Pacemaker follow-up is used to evaluate a patient's pacemaker at regular intervals. Pacemaker follow-up is scheduled at the patient's convenience. A patient transmitter is provided to the patient and the evaluation is done over the phone. The pacemaker's battery, rate, and function are evaluated. A clinical heart rhythm expert will notify your physician should any unusual changes occur with your pacemaker.
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