Professional vs. Home Electrocardiogram Machines
Over the years, portable electrocardiogram machines have become quite popular among patients throughout the United States. For some patients, closely monitoring the electrical activity of their heart can provide an invaluable tool for keeping an eye on heart activity and checking for potential problems. Yet, while these home-based EKG machines can be certainly effective when used by technologically savvy individuals, they’re no replacement for having a professional EKG examination performed by a medical practitioner. Especially when you consider the many variables that can influence an EKG reading, potentially causing inaccurate results, unnecessary stress, and expensive follow up appointments.
Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to schedule an EKG test periodically, particularly for individuals over the age of 50. This provides a baseline for heart health and makes it easier to identify a problem that is slowly developing with time. This test is also extremely important for patients who are at risk for heart disease or other heart problems. The issue that some patients run into is when individuals who are at low risk for health problems begin to schedule frequent EKG tests or monitor their heart activity obsessively at home. Something as simple as the time of the day, the stress level of a person, or an individual’s fitness level can greatly influence heart readings day-to-day and even hour-to-hour. As a result, people who obsess over readings from electrocardiogram machines in their homes are often prone to misinterpret information, become concerned with their heart health, and schedule appointments with their physicians. There’s a fine line between being proactive about your health and causing yourself unnecessary stress and anxiety. If you are a generally healthy individual who is not at high risk for developing heart disease, an occasional EKG test is undoubtedly sufficient.
At Infinium Medical, we offer state-of-the-art electrocardiogram machines that can be used by highly trained healthcare professionals to provide you with rapid information about your heart’s electrical activity. This system features multiple acquisition modes, three second waveform stabilization, and interpretation software, making it a highly accurate tool. If you have patients at risk for heart disease or other heart-related problems and you wish to ease your patients’ minds by providing them with highly accurate EKG readings, contact Infinium Medical and learn more about our state-of-the-art Infinium QRS-12 electrocardiogram machine.