We, like you, have witnessed the hundreds of miracles of the modern age.
Google, Facebook. Email, on-line shopping, movies on-demand, and lately, Self Driving Cars.
But these incredible advances in our everyday lives have impacted medicine in much the same ways.
In the mid 1800’s, Luigi Galvani an electrical scientist and experimenter demonstrated the effect of electricity on living beings. He administered an electric shock to dead frogs, and the frogs legs twitched. So it has been well documented that electricity is a large part of the human make-up for nearly two hundred years.
But it wasn’t until August 1958 when Seymour Furman introduced a pacemaker rhythm device into a human heart to help adjust heart sinus rhythm. It was an unwieldy affair (compared to today), needing external power. But only months later, at the University of Minnesota, a transistorized, battery powered version of the same concept was introduced, and modern Electrophysiology was born.
Today we can installed mobile devices like pacemakers, defibrillators and loop monitors, in a standardized manner; safely, quickly and dependably.
And now, we can have a team of experts monitor those same devices by wireless internet connections.
So you don’t have to worry when you leave the hospital.
You don’t have to wonder when you play a game of golf.
And you can go to sleep at night, secure in the knowledge that whatever happens, your team of doctors will know – exactly what it is, and how to respond.
Several devices can be utilized to detect arrhythmia in order to make the diagnosis or to assess the frequency and duration of arrhythmia
Monitoring of pacemakers and defibrillators is utilized to detect predictable and unpredictable arrhythmias as well as device hardware problems.