Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide: approximately one in four people over the age of 40 will be affected by atrial fibrillation during their lives. In Germany alone, around one million people are suffering from atrial fibrillation.
The question of how atrial fibrillation can be documented quickly and effectively often arises. Episodes of atrial fibrillation, marked by an increased heart rate and lack of sinus rhythm, significantly increase the risk of stroke. Long-term heart rate and sinus rhythm monitoring is therefore useful. Atrial fibrillation, which often only occurs intermittently, makes a targeted search difficult, is associated with many doctor's visits and reduces the patient's quality of life.
With a 3-channel ECG event recorder, short ECG sequences are recorded quickly and easily, making timely identification of rhythm and heart rate possible. Storage of the data and convenient reading at the medical practice minimises the time and processing efforts required on the part of the doctor and his/her practice team.
In cases of suspected atrial fibrillation or in therapy management, heart rate and rhythm monitoring using an ECG event recorder can ensure optimum involvement of the patient. The patient's subjective sense of security also increases and his/her quality of life improves.
At the medical practice the patient is shown how easy the device is to use by means of a live ECG transmission. This builds self-confidence and security.