VirtuOx CardioCHECK

VirtuOx CardioCHECK

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.

What is Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT)?

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.

What is Arrhythmia?

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.

Types of Arrhythmias

Atrial Fibrillation (quivering heart), Atrial flutter, Bradycardia (slow heart rate), Premature contraction, Tachycardia (fast heartbeat), Ventricular Fibrillation (fluttering heart).

What are the Symptoms of Arrhythmia?

People who suffer from arrhythmias will experience one or more symptoms including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting
  • Loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness that leads to death within minutes unless the person receives emergency medical treatment to restart the heart

TelePatch

TelePatch is the most advanced and convenient remote cardiac monitoring system available today.

  • Allows physicians to prescribe Holter, Long-Term Holter, Wireless Event, and Mobile Cardiac Telemetry tests
  • Offers testing procedures from 1 to 30 days
  • Available in either single- or dual-channel ECG recording configurations

Multiple Wear Options

TelePatch offers three convenient wear options to best suit the patient’s lifestyle:

  1. 1. 7-day single-use patch
  2. 2. Built-in fingertip electrodes
  3. 3. Traditional 3- and 5-terminal wired electrodes

Superior Patch, Battery Life

TelePatch offers the best patch and battery life in the industry:

  • Patch stays stuck on chest up to 7 days. Patients replace the patch for tests lasting longer than a week.
  • Patch pendant battery lasts up to 7 days. Patients replace the battery for tests lasting longer than a week.

Water Resistance

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.

No Special Billing Requirements

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.


How It Works

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.