Cardiac Care Diagnostic Services
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) has the cardiac care diagnostics services you need, including:
Holter or Event Monitoring
Holter or event monitoring is used to keep track of a patient's heart rhythms over time. A small recording device that is worn by the patient uses electrodes attached to the patient's chest to track signals from the heart. In addition to wearing the device, the patient must record any symptoms he or she experiences. The physician compares the recorded data with the patient's log of symptoms to find any correlations between the two. Most monitors are usually worn for a period of 24 or 48 hours. Some monitors can be worn for 30 days at a time. Patients can trigger the device to record the heart rhythm if they experience any symptoms. The results can then be sent over the phone for the doctor to review.
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Transtelephonic and Internet-Based Monitoring of Devices
Transtelephonic and Internet-based monitoring allows a patient's heart rhythm to be transmitted through the phone or Internet. Instead of recording, the device transmits live signals. These devices are convenient for patients with pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators that need to check in with their physician on the regular basis.
If you are looking for cardiology hospitals in northern California for cardiac care diagnostic services, consider
Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
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