Implantable Cardiac Monitor Accurately Detects Heart Arrhythmia’s
A new implantable cardiac monitor, manufactured by the Biotronic Corp. has just received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The Biomonitor III is injected under the skin, where it can stay for up to four years. The device continuously monitors cardiac signals, and can accurately and quickly detect cardiac arrhythmia’s. Heart rhythm problems, also referred to as heart arrhythmia’s, can occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don’t work properly. This can cause your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Heart arrhythmia’s (uh-RITH-me-uhs) may feel like a fluttering or racing heart. It’s a condition that should be monitored closely. For example, if they are particularly abnormal, or result from a weak or damaged heart, arrhythmia’s may cause serious and even potentially fatal symptoms. It’s therefore very important to get accurate data quickly to allow for a speedy diagnosis and action.
Cardiac Monitor: History of This Device
Remote cardiac monitoring has an interesting history, and of course, was not as easy or efficient as it is today.
It was initially developed to allow home ECG monitoring of patients with suspected cardiac arrhythmia’s. The American biophysicist Norman J. Holter first introduced it back in the 1940’s.
This Holter ECG monitor was a 75-lb backpack with a reel-to-reel FM tape recorder, analog patient interface electronics, and large batteries. It could record a single ECG lead for several hours and provided the first opportunity to record and analyze ECG data outside a hospital or outpatient care center.
Fast forward to today. The clinical need to monitor outpatients has resulted in great advances in technology. Heart rhythms can now be remotely monitored by implantable devices, pacemakers, and cardio defibrillators. These sophisticated technologies gives the clinician more comprehensive, accurate and real-time data.
Grand Health Care On The Cutting Edge
The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center, is part of our Grand Health Care system and offers a unique experience for residents who are recovering from a cardiopulmonary event. We offer the latest in medical, nursing and therapeutic technology. The focus is on activities of living such as walking, dressing, assisted eating, and communication.
The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center, is part of our River Valley facility and serves as a highlight of The Grand’s multi-specialty network model.
Guests recovering from cardiopulmonary events enjoy the latest in medical, nursing and therapeutic technology, with a focus on living activities like walking, dressing, assistive eating and communication.
Our innovative Cardiopulmonary services include:
- Dedicated Interdisciplinary Cardiopulmonary Team
- Medical and professional nursing staff trained on
- Cardiac Assist Device LVAD | Non-Suction Chest Tubes
- Life Vest | Pleurex Catheter
- Respiratory Therapy Services
- High-tech Cardiopulmonary specific equipment
- Specialized Cardiopulmonary Trained Nurses, CNAs, & Support Staff
- All day therapy as tolerated
- 1 on 1 Nutritional Assessment and Counseling
- 24 hour dedicated RN Staffed Unit
- 24 hour Physician Services
- Daily Exercise Group
- Everday Nursing Rehab
- Daily Support Group
- Specialized Discharge Planning with access to Community Resources
- Post Discharge follow-up
See it for yourself. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our state-of-the-art facility:
The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at River Valley
140 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 454-7600
Fax: (845) 454-8885