The VirtuOx CardioCHECK program is a new way to diagnose patients with cardiac arrhythmias by utilizing Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) in the convenience and comfort of the patient’s home.
Mobile Cardiac Telemetry is when monitors are placed on a patient to transmit the heartbeat patterns remotely and in real time. Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) is the cutting-edge of cardiac monitoring. MCT devices are small portable monitors that send a constant feed of data showing the ECG (Electrocardiography) read out of the patient in real-time.
Electrocardiography is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed over the skin. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle's electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing and repolarizing during each heartbeat.
An arrhythmia describes an irregular heartbeat - the heart may beat too fast, too slowly, too early, or irregularly. For instance, some people experience irregular heartbeats, which may feel like a racing heart or fluttering. Many heart arrhythmias are harmless; however, if they are particularly abnormal, or result from a weak or damaged heart, arrhythmias can cause serious and even potentially fatal symptoms.
Atrial Fibrillation (quivering heart), Atrial flutter, Bradycardia (slow heart rate), Premature contraction, Tachycardia (fast heartbeat), Ventricular Fibrillation (fluttering heart).
People who suffer from arrhythmias will experience one or more symptoms including:
TelePatch is the most advanced and convenient remote cardiac monitoring system available today.
TelePatch offers three convenient wear options to best suit the patient’s lifestyle:
TelePatch offers the best patch and battery life in the industry:
Cardiologists know that significant cardiac events can occur when patients bathe, especially when entering and exiting a shower. That’s why we designed TelePatch to be water resistant. Patients can and should wear the patch and the attached data recording pendant while showering or bathing.
Unlike other patch-style monitors, TelePatch requires no special billing codes for Holter, Event, and Mobile Cardiac Telemetry tests. Simply utilize the regular billing codes.
Physician prescribes a monitoring procedure for the patient.
Patients wears TelePatch for the prescribed length of time, and ECG data is captured.
ECG data is wirelessly transmitted to the TelePatch Handset.
TelePatch Handset transmits ECG data to Medicomp’s Cardiac Monitoring Centers.
Physician receives customizable patient reports for interpretation.