Remote Cardiac Monitoring
Remote Cardiac Monitoring (RCM) are at-home devices that enable electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring for patients and then electronically transfers the data to the healthcare team.
There are different types of RCM’s that are dependant on the kind of help your physician thinks you may need; there are some that constantly automatically record and send data to your physician, and there are others where you’ll have to activate the device only when you’re feeling the symptoms.
Why Cardiac Monitoring
Remote Cardiac Monitoring may be recommended if you have:
Cardiac Arrhythmia (having an abnormal heartbeat)
Experienced fainting or shortness of breath
Sporadically felt heart pains, as it may not be detected at the time you go to the doctors
Felt that you may be at risk of a heart condition
Previously had a heart condition
Patient data is continuously monitored, stored and seamlessly transmitted to a CareCube healthcare professional 24/7. In the case of a cardiac event, a Physician will be automatically notified.
Remote Monitoring gives more convenience to the patient to live independently, allows for additional monitoring ensuring health and safety, and decreases in-office visits which gives the patient more freedom and time to enjoy life.
Remote Cardiac Monitoring Benefits
The healthcare team will be immediately notified if the monitor detects you’re at risk
Your heart is being monitored from the comfort of your own home
Increased life expectancy
Remote monitoring 24/7 by healthcare professional including triggered alerts
Convenience of fewer trips to the doctor’s office or hospital
Reduced Healthcare Spending
Decreased visits to the Hospital and Specialists, lower overall medical and transportation costs
Cardiac Monitoring Devices
A remote monitoring device that automatically tracks the heart rhythm of a patient with small electrodes that attach to the skin. The devices are typically worn for 24–48 hours and then returned for download and analysis. These monitors are used if a patient has infrequent irregular heart rhythms or symptoms that a regular electrocardiograms may not detect.
Constantly records a patient’s ECG and electronically sends the data to a healthcare team. No patient involvement is necessary and they are typically worn for 3-30 days. The automated, real time monitoring as well as other built-in functions, make the MCT one of the most advanced technologies in cardiac monitoring. MCT’s are recommended for patients who experience abnormal heart rhythms and need longer-term monitoring.
Longer term monitoring in which the patient can trigger a recording if they are feeling symptomatic, and some auto trigger for tachycardia, bradycardia, pause, or atrial fibrillation. Monitors automatically send the recorded information to the healthcare team. Event monitors are typically worn for 3 to 30 days.
Remote Monitoring Results
Decrease in Hospitalizations
Reduction in Time to Detect a Cardiac Event
Increase in Life Expectancy
Find out if Remote Cardiac Monitoring is for you
Book an appointment or call one of our multiple locations to find out if Remote Cardiac Monitoring is right for you and how you can benefit from it.