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Handheld ECG Devices


29 May, 2013 | Cardiology Equipment

The handheld ECG device is an affordable and accessible diagnostic tool for identifying cardiac abnormal conditions by recording the electrical activity of the heart. The CardeaScreen In February 2013 Cardea Associates released its new Handheld ECG device, the CardeaScreen. This device was specifically designed for young athletes; being in-sync with the normal functioning of a [...]

Mitigating Liability in Medical Device Recalls


1 November, 2012 | Cardiology Equipment, medical device, medical equipment, MedWOW, News, Pacemakers

Product recalls are nothing new; they exist in just about every industry. However in the medical device industry, 2012 saw a significant jump in recalls. According to the ExpertRECALL index, over 123 million device units were recalled alone in the first quarter of 2012. Not surprising, there has been a noticeable increase in device failure [...]

ECG Paramedic Instruction Saves Lives


26 August, 2012 | Cardiology Equipment, Emergency Equipment, intensive care, medical equipment, Pacemakers

In cases of severe heart attack such as STEMI (ST- segment elevation myocardial infarction), delay in restoring blood flow directly impacts the patient’s medical outcome. An audit in 2005 conducted by Canadian hospitals in the province of Manitoba, reviewed ambulatory procedures for cardiac patients. The audit revealed that only 14% of patients received blood clot [...]

Finally a Viable Treatment for Heart Failure


15 July, 2012 | Cardiology Equipment, medical equipment, News

Millions of people suffer from Heart Failure worldwide with numbers on the rise. According to the American Heart Failure Association, 6 million Americans are afflicted with Heart Failure with an estimated 400,000 – 700,000 new cases expected to join them this year. The number of occurrences of patient death in the United States averages 250,000 [...]

Defibrillators


12 March, 2012 | Cardiology Equipment, Emergency Equipment, medical equipment

Defibrillators – A Measure For Life Saving The most common form of treatment for any form of life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and pulsless tachycardia is defibrillation, this is the process of giving a measured amount of electrical energy to the patients heart by way of a defibrillator. It is this electrical current that will halt [...]