The Power of At-Home EKG Devices for Monitoring Heart Health | Be Well Medical

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Keeping track of your heart health can seem like a daunting task. But with the advent of at-home EKG devices, it has become easier for patients to keep tabs on their heart health from the comfort of their homes. Let's examine how these devices work and why they are invaluable tools in modern heart care.

How Do At-Home EKG Devices Work?

At-home EKG devices measure electrical activity in the heart and measure any irregularities that may be present. Measuring is done through electrodes placed on the chest or wrists, which send signals through the device and allow for a detailed analysis of your heart health. The data collected by these devices can then be analyzed by a medical professional, who can make recommendations based on the results.

Benefits of At-Home EKG Devices

At-home EKG devices offer many advantages over traditional methods of measuring heart health. For one, they are completely non-invasive, meaning there is no risk of infection or complications associated with their use. Additionally, they provide much greater accuracy than other methods, as they can detect even minor abnormalities that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Types of EKG Devices

In addition to at-home EKG devices, an Apple Watch and Kadia can help monitor heart health. The latest Apple Watch models include an ECG app that can take a single-lead electrocardiogram, which measures the heart's electrical activity and can detect irregular heart rhythms. The app can also record symptoms like rapid or pounding heartbeat and alert the user to seek medical attention.

Kadia is a health monitoring service that offers remote cardiac monitoring using an Apple Watch. The service uses the ECG function on the Apple Watch to collect data on the user's heart rhythm. The data is then analyzed by a team of cardiac technicians and reviewed by a board-certified cardiologist. The user is immediately notified and provided with recommended next steps if abnormalities are detected.

An Apple Watch or Kadia with at-home EKG devices can provide even more comprehensive heart health monitoring, allowing individuals to stay on top of their cardiovascular health quickly and conveniently.

Finally, at-home EKG devices allow more frequent monitoring than traditional methods, making them ideal for those requiring regular check-ups due to existing conditions or lifestyle choices.

Who Should Use At-Home EKG Devices?

Anyone concerned about their cardiovascular health should consider using an at-home EKG device. These devices benefit those with conditions such as high blood pressure or arrhythmia and those who may be at risk due to lifestyle choices such as smoking or drinking alcohol regularly. However, anyone looking to better understand their overall cardiac function should consider using an at-home EKG device.

At-home EKG devices are an invaluable tool in modern heart care and provide an easy way for people to monitor their cardiac health from the comfort of their homes. With these devices, you can trust that you will get accurate readings without worrying about potential complications associated with invasive procedures like stress tests or echocardiograms. If you want to keep track of your cardiovascular health regularly and accurately, then using an at-home EKG device is worth considering.

Nichole Shiffler, NMD Dr. Nichole Shiffler is a naturopathic primary care physician and medical director of Be Well Medical Primary Care. Dr. Shiffler focuses her practice on women's and pediatric medicine. Dr. Shiffler also has an extensive history of treating irregular menstrual cycles, thyroid disease, menopause, acne, PCOS, and diabetes. She utilizes nutrition and herbal medicine to deliver an effective treatment plan to her patients. Dr. Shiffler is available for patient care at Be Well Medical Primary Care. Call (480) 219-9900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shiffler.

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