Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for men and women, is progressively being managed by new medical technology, specifically heart rhythm monitoring devices. These hand-held electrocardiogram (EKG) monitors are growing in the industry, allowing anyone to get results from the comfort of their own home.
Dr. Robert Baker, a cardiologist with Nevada Cardiology Associates, states the importance for patients over the age of 40 to self monitor. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a major stroke risk especially for those over 40, who have an increased risk of 1 in 4 of developing Afib.
These self monitoring devices are beneficial for patients with cardiac issues as well as health-conscious people who would like to stay on top of their heart health. Those with a family history may be especially concerned with developing a heart problem down the line, so home monitoring devices put any concerns to ease.
This is a summary of an article written by Media Plant: Future of Personal Health.