D-Heart for Patients
If you’ve ever wondered about your heart health, you’ve probably come across an ECG monitor and perhaps wondered how ECG testing or monitoring works.
What is an ECG?
ECG is the abbreviation of the word electrocardiogram – a heart test that tracks the electrical activity of your heart and records it on a moving paper or shows it as a moving line on a screen. An ECG tracing is the most simple, diffuse and cost-effective way to analyse the heart and detect irregularities that might lead to serious health problems such as a stroke or heart attack. By looking at an ECG, a doctor can discern medically relevant information about the health and activity level of your heart muscle, much more than you can tell from your heart rate alone that performs most of the wearable devices.
HOW DOES AN ECG DEVICE WORK?
To get an ECG trace, an ECG device is needed to record it. As the electrical signals move through the heart, the ECG monitor records the strength and the timing of these signals. ECGs are the required gold standard for diagnosis of arrhythmias and many cardiac abnormalities, and can even be used to see evidence of acute heart attacks and even events that have occurred in the past. As traditional ECG recorders and Holter monitors require intrusive skin preparation, professional fitting in the doctor’s office, they cannot be used by individuals with no medical background.
D-Heart has designed the world’s first ECG device that is as reliable as hospital ECGs and it can be used anywhere by anyone with no medical background. It works with your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth and it can be worn whenever you want to check your heart health or you feel a strange symptom.
WHY D-HEART CAN BE IMPORTANT FOR ME?
The best way to prevent a heart problem is to regularly check your heart with reliable exams. The risk of heart attack commonly increases with age or due to familial predisposition. If a heart attack is acute, help often comes too late. It is therefore important to monitor your heart with regular checks. You can thereby detect early changes and treat them quickly. In the worst-case situation, you can even prevent heart damage. This protects your heart.
Furthermore, the fitter your heart muscle is, the better you can prevent cardiovascular disease. Frequent movement and exercise train and strengthen the heart. D-Heart is the perfect companion to perform a heart check before and after exercising. Gain reassurance knowing if your heart is okay.
Do you have intermittent or regular chest pain or discomfort from a racing heart? Has your physician hasn’t been able to give you a definitive diagnosis? The reason for this lies in the time delay from when your symptoms are present and when you see your physician at his office. It’s very hard for the doctor to establish a diagnosis when the symptoms have subsided. Your doctor can best determine the cause for your symptoms when a reliable ECG is recorded when symptoms are present. D-Heart is a hospital level ECG that can be used anytime and anywhere easily and can be the best solution for you.
Only with hospital level multiple lead ECG such as D-Heart you can accurately recognize complex arrhythmias or heart attacks.
If you have already received treatment for your heart problem and you want to monitor your condition, D-Heart is the best solution for you.
As a matter of fact, cardiologists recommend that smartphone ECG monitors should be used to control patients after specific cardiac treatments, such as atrial fibrillation ablation. If symptoms recur, the feeling that the treatment was not totally successful often arises. You should record an ECG at the time your symptoms occur so that you can show it to your physician and therefore adjust your treatment accordingly.
Remember that only with a multiple lead ECG such as D-Heart (8 leads), recurrent complex arrhythmias can be recognised and even localised. Your cardiologist would always be a click away!