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CMS Holter Devices and Event Monitors

18 Apr

Cardiac Monitoring Services provides doctors’ offices and other medical facilities with a number of heart monitoring devices and technologies. Cardiac Monitoring Services operates out of Irvine, California.

Medical professionals in and around Irvine, California, can enlist Cardiac Monitoring Services (CMS) for two unique heart monitoring devices, both of which are provided free of charge. The Holter device is worn by a patient for anywhere from one to seven days; during this time, the Holter device records each individual heartbeat. After this period the device can be returned by the doctor for in-depth analysis.

Alternately, the event monitor is worn for a substantially longer stretch of time; a patient given an event monitor may be instructed to wear the device for multiple weeks. In general, however, they are advised to wear it for about 30 days, though doctors may lengthen that period if they feel it is in a patient’s best interest. As with the Holter device, the event monitor is returned by the patient’s doctor after the trial and analyzed by Cardiac Monitoring Services.

CAD and Heart Attacks as Causes of Heart Failure

11 Mar

Cardiac Monitoring Services is an Irvine, California, company that provides heart monitoring equipment to local medical facilities at no charge. The devices carried by Cardiac Monitoring Services can be worn by a patient for one day or more than a month and may help prevent a heart condition from progressing to complete heart failure.

Every hour, 60 Americans die as a result of heart failure. This serious health issue can occur as the result of various conditions. Coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attacks are two of the best-known examples of physical events that lead to heart failure. A person living with CAD experiences a decrease in blood flow to the heart muscle. When the arteries become severely or fully blocked, the heart will be starved of oxygen and critical nutrients, eventually succumbing to failure.

A heart attack can happen for several reasons, including CAD. When all or part of the heart muscle is removed from its oxygen source, the muscle will become damaged and scarred. Whether the heart attack is moderate or severe, the muscle will be permanently damaged and cease to function properly. A heart attack can also be brought about due to unusually high levels of stress placed upon the heart, including both physical and psychological stress.