The device being cordless has other advantages too. There is no need for electrodes and electrode cables, so there are no consumable costs and no difficulty setting up the electrode cables between the device and the patient.
The cordless operation and direct on-screen display allows a quick-scan of the heart condition. The ECG analysis provides information on the heart rate, rhythm and the ECG waveform. The single lead recording runs for 30 seconds and includes a multilevel display of deviations from the norm as well as the date and time of the recording, the heart rate and the short-cut analysis.
It’s very user-friendly and compatible with a PC. The device can download, through SD memory, 300 date and time stamped measurements to keep a permanent record of the readings. This is particularly useful as cardiac events tend not to occur consistently, they are transient. The device is suitable for patient and professional use and therefore helpful in determining cardiac aetiology of symptomatic events as and when they occur. Monitoring of a heart condition for ambulatory patients exposed to stroke, MI and sudden death risk is also useful, and the data can be past to the hospital clinicians upon arrival at the hospital. Given the ease of use and portability, monitoring of efficacy and tolerance to a given medication regime from the comfort of the patient’s own home can also be considered.
Patients should consider purchasing a unit themselves if they are at risk of a cardiac event. Patients at risk would include those with symptoms that may be linked to a cardiac origin, such as dizziness, palpitations, chest/arm pain or shortness of breath. Patients with a known condition such as Diabetes, Hypertension or patients who are smokers or are clinically obese may also fall into this category. It is recommend that patients consult with their doctor before using this device, to ensure ongoing monitor will add value to the doctor’s treatment method.
The Heartscan version with software also offers a level of automatic interpretation, making life even easier for the healthcare professional and allowing the device to spot problems not immediately obvious to an observing clinician. This is achieved via 13 analysis codes and displays the results directly to the user.
With a manufacturers recommended retail price of only £710.00 (including VAT), the Omron Heartscan offers unrivalled value for money. Despite this First Aid Warehouse have improved upon this price and for a limited time the unit is available for only £540.00 (including VAT). Order today at www.firstaidwarehouse.co.uk
First Aid Warehouse is one of the UK’s leading medical suppliers which stock a range of products including blood pressure monitors and diagnostic equipment.