Cardiac Monitoring Services
Health care and instrumentation
About Cardiac Monitoring Services
A leading firm in the field of clinical technology since 1995, Cardiac Monitoring Services,(CMS) provides premium medical devices, 24/7 physician and patient support, and prompt, accurate summary reporting to medical facilities and practices nationwide. For the further convenience of the physician, Cardiac Monitoring Services, assumes all responsibility for billing the cost of CMS’ services to the patient’s health insurer, be it Medicare, an HMO, or a preferred provider organization (PPO).
While doctors routinely order cardiac tests that are typically available at clinics and hospitals, these tests do not yield long-term electrocardiographic data, which can help lead to a more accurate or nuanced diagnosis. In such instances, CMS can provide a couple of different devices for patient use, and both devices can be conveniently used in both home care and clinical environments.
An event monitor is preferred when there is a need to capture data surrounding transient symptoms, such as chest pain or palpitations. In these instances, concerned patients need only press a button to capture a snap shot of any event. Event monitors can also be utilized for a month or more. A digital Holter device is another alternative. This device provides continuous cardiac data for up to seven days. At the conclusion of whatever assessment period has been ordered by the physician, the doctor’s office transmits raw device data to CMS. Finally, this data is edited into a summary report, which is returned to the diagnosing physician within 24 hours.
The Holter Monitor - Cardiac Monitoring Services, LLP
Irvine, California-based Cardiac Monitoring Services, provides physicians’ offices and medical facilities with the least invasive heart monitoring and diagnostic devices available at no charge. Cardiac Monitoring Services, offers two types of monitors for different types of heart analysis.
For more frequent heart issues, the Holter monitor is the ideal option. Worn for a shorter period than the company’s other device (1 to 7 days as opposed to 30 days or more on average), the Holter monitor records the patient’s every heartbeat. Due to the monitor’s small size, patients can wear it continuously without discomfort. After the patient has worn it for the recommended period, data from the monitor is sent back to the company and analyzed. A report is then sent back to the physician or medical facility within 24 hours. The rapid turnaround, which can be as short as a few hours, benefits both the physician making the diagnosis and patient receiving the treatment, as issues can be identified and addressed quickly.
Causes of Bradyarrhythmia
Cardiac Monitoring Services provides monitors for patients to wear to keep track of heart activity. The portable devices manufactured by Cardiac Monitoring Services are typically used to assess or diagnose an irregular heartbeat. Event monitors record activity during singular episodes, while the Holter monitors continuously record heart activity around the clock for up to a week.
An irregular heartbeat, also referred to as an arrhythmia, can take one of four forms: a premature beat, a supraventricular beat, a ventricular beat, or bradyarrhythmia. In the case of the latter, the heart beats slower than what is considered normal. If a patient's heartbeat is too slow, he or she can faint as an insufficient amount of blood reaches the brain.
A bradyarrhythmia is diagnosed as a heartbeat of 60 beats per minute or less. Normally, people who are in top physical shape will have a slow heartbeat. For these individuals, a reduced rate is not usually a cause of concern. However, certain health conditions that slow the heart need to be monitored. Therefore, bradyarrhythmias caused by heart attacks, an underactive thyroid, a chemical imbalance, or certain medications often need to be tracked using a monitoring device.