Portable Handheld ECG Monitors for Home Use
Portable ECG Monitors are designed to help people become aware of their own heart health.
The portable ECG Monitors detect, capture and display real time ECG waveforms for your personal self-awareness of your heart. Portable ECG Monitors also enable you to share the captured ECG data with your doctor in order to monitor your heart and to aid your doctor in making diagnosis or perform disease management review.
Portable ECG Monitors for home heart monitoring are simple to use, lightweight, compact and mobile. They are user friendly and ready for immediate use. You can use them at home and during travel. All you need are your hands and 30 seconds of your time. You will also be able to store measured values on your PC, print them out or e-mail them to medical professionals for their attention.
Be your Heart Health Aware with a portable ECG Monitor for home use!
Please note: Portable ECG Monitors are not intended for making of medical diagnoses and you must never use your ECG Monitor to self-diagnose your heart condition! Self-diagnosing is dangerous and can cause serious harm! The diagnosis can only be made by a qualified medical practitioner. If you have or feel that you have a heart problem or if you have observed a sudden change in your health status or worsening of your diagnosed heart condition, you must see your doctor urgently! You can use your portable ECG Monitor after your condition has been appropriately diagnosed and in the way your doctor advises you to use it. When used properly, a portable ECG Monitor can aid your heart health greatly!
Human Heart and Cardiovascular Problems
Our hearts are the most important organs in our bodies. Our hearts pump blood around our bodies through automatic rhythmic continuous contractions, delivering oxygen, nutrients and hormones to all parts of our bodies and returning oxygen depleted blood to the lungs for re-oxygenation throughout our entire lives.
Human heart is a small muscular organ with 4 chambers. The 2 smaller upper chambers are referred to as 'atria' and the larger lower chambers are called 'ventricles'. On average, a human heart weighs only about 300 g. The heart is a very responsive and a very hard working organ. It produces about 2.5 billion beats during the course of an average lifetime and pumps approximately 300 million litres of blood around human body. Human heart can respond very fast to the changing requirements of the body. It can increase its output from as little as 5 litres of blood per minute to as much as 35 litres per minute, thus delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the tissues at the time of greater needs (i.e. during increased physical efforts).
Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for one in every three deaths. 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases worldwide each year. By 2020, the WHO (World Health Organisation) estimates that the death toll from cardiovascular diseases will rise to 25 million worldwide.Obesity, physical inactivity, bad diet, high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and other factors all contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases. You can monitor your heart health on regular basis this may contribute to prevention of cardiovascular disease and enable you to live a healthy and long life.
It is important to be kind to your heart and look after it as best as possible. Leading healthy lifestyles with healthy diets, plenty of exercise and no smoking are crucial to our overall health, cardiac health, fitness and longevity. It is also important to be aware of any potential problems that our hearts could be developing and consult medical professionals immediately. Cardiac problems require early attention as delays in diagnosis and appropriate actions taken could lead to a cardiac damage.
One of the most common methods of detecting heart problems is a painless procedure called electrocardiography or the ECG. The procedure is carried out on a machine - an electrocardiograph - that records and graphically presents the electrical impulses generated in the heart muscle each time the heart beats. The ECG aids doctors in diagnosing of heart arrhythmia and abnormalities (i.e. enlarged or stressed hearts) as well as detect the remaining signs of previously suffered heart attacks.