CARDIAC MONITORING BLOG

The American Heart Association Takes A Stand Against E-Cigarettes

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a statement saying that e-cigarettes may help some smokers kick the habit, but should be used only as a last resort due to the inadequacy of relevant research and lack of regulation. E-cigarettes, often abbreviated as...

4 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Stroke

In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, Cardiac Monitoring Service has put together a list of tips to reduce your risk of stroke. As the nation's leading provider of holter monitors and cardiac monitoring equipment, we feel a responsibility to bring awareness to...

The Link Between Air Quality And Cardiac Events

  Regardless of whether a person lives in a rural area where wildfires may occur or a city in which smog forecasts are routine, even a small amount of air pollution can lead to serious health problems, such as a cardiac event or stroke. Pollution Sources Pollution...

New Device Boasts Minimally Invasive Heart Repair

As the nation's leading provider of holter monitors, and cardiac monitoring equipment, we were thrilled to learn about an exciting new technological advancement out of Harvard.  Heart patients may one day benefit from a new surgical catheterizing technology developed...

Surprising Facts About Women’s Heart Disease

Surprising Facts About Women’s Heart Disease

  Plenty has been written about the facts and figures pertaining to heart disease. Unfortunately, the majority of studies look at populations of men, not women. A reorientation is taking place in the medical media, which means many professionals are focusing on how...

Build Heart Health With Mindfulness

  People sometimes say that it is all in your mind. When it comes to cardiac health, there is some truth to that. A growing body of evidence increasingly suggests a link between a healthy heart and a mental state that focuses on the moment rather than worries about...

Is Coffee Good For Your Heart?

We have some potentially great news for coffee drinkers! Preliminary research findings presented at the 2017 scientific sessions of the American Heart Association showed that drinking coffee can actually help lower your risk of heart failure and stroke.  While...

Understanding Heart Transplants

A heart transplant is the process of removing a damaged, or failing heart organ from an individual, and replacing it with a healthier heart. According to the World Health Organization, over 5000 heart transplants take place each year around the globe. Heart donor is...

What is Angina?

Also known as angina pectoris; angina is basically chest pressure or pain that occurs when the heart muscle fails to get enough oxygen-rich blood. This pain can also occur in other parts of your body including the arms, shoulders, back, jaw and neck. Angina typically...

Cardiomyopathy Explained

Cardiomyopathy is a weakened muscle within the heart. It causes the muscle to fail to meet the needs of the individual's body. This includes pumping the blood that has been oxygenated out to the rest of the body, and the removal of carbon dioxide and other kinds of...

What Is Hypertension?

Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that nearly one third of the American population (about 75 million people) are suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP). As the name suggests, this condition is characterized by an...

What is Cardiac Arrhythmia?

According the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF), which is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia, is responsible for more than 750,000 hospital admissions and about 130,000 deaths every year in America....

What Does My Blood Pressure Reading Mean?

Certainly you don't need a holter monitor company to tell you that high blood pressure isn't a good thing - it can lead to heart failure, damage to the arteries, stroke, kidney failure and can even be a cause of dementia. It is easier said than done to take steps to...

Cholesterol FAQ’s

  What Is Cholesterol? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH), cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in the blood stream and body cells. Although it is insoluble in blood, this substance is vital for the proper...

Does Trans Fat Ban Mean Increased Heart Health?

It turns out that one small change has meant drastic results for heart health, and it is leading the way for fast food restaurants to change the way they think about their ingredients. When restaurants in New York started taking trans fats off the menu, they noticed...

The Benefits of Laughter For Your Heart

Certainly you don’t need a cardiac monitoring service to tell you that laughter has positive health benefits. As far back as ancient times, it was widely known that laughter can have medicinal effects. However, not many people today realize just how good it is for...

Harvard’s Robot Sleeve Helps a Heart Beat

Although heart attacks and heart failure affect millions of people around the world each year, treatment options are still considerably limited. If patients with advanced heart disease are not able to receive a transplant, doctors often implant devices that help the...

Can You Actually Die of a Broken Heart?

  When twin siblings or married couples die in a short space of time, it's easy to jump to sentimental conclusions and blame the second death on a “broken heart”. However, as many of our team members at Cardiac Monitoring Service have suspected, there may actually be...

Dental Hygiene and Heart Health

Cardiologists and periodontists, the dentists who treat gum disease, have long debated the link between poor dental health and heart disease. After years of research and hundreds of studies, the connection is still not completely certain. Robert Bonow, MD, past...

Chocolate’s Link To Heart Health

For hundreds of years, chocolate has been savored as a delicious indulgence by people all around the world. Indeed, today the average American consumes between 10 and 12 pounds of chocolate per year.  Of course, chocolate is usually thought of as a sugary treat and...

CMS Dental Hygiene and Heart Health Blog

Cardiologists and periodontists, the dentists who treat gum disease, have long debated the link between poor dental health and heart disease. After years of research and hundreds of studies, the connection is still not completely certain. Robert Bonow, MD, past...

Sedentary Lifestyles and Heart Health Risks

For the majority of Americans, sitting at a computer for 8 hours a day, driving home, and relaxing in front of the TV is simply their daily routine. Unfortunately, evidence is building that suggests sitting for too long can negatively impact the health of your heart...

Are Energy Drinks Bad for My Heart?

A little caffeine to combat low energy and get you through your day may be a good thing, but too much of a boost may actually cause unnecessary strain on your heart. In the case of energy drinks, the unique combination of sugar, taurine, and caffeine may have a number...

Heart Healthy Grilling

Summer time means warm weather and longer days, perfect for enjoying a backyard barbeque with friends and family! Cooking with a grill is perfect for all kinds of foods, and the practice has long since become an American tradition. However, before you fire up the...

Beer’s Surprising Cardiovascular Benefits

Many of our heart monitoring equipment experts at Cardiac Monitoring Service have enjoyed drinking the oft-advocated glass of red wine a day due to a series of studies documenting the drink’s life-extending health benefits. However, studies have found that drinking a...

A Healthy Heart May Mean a Healthier Mind

A new study from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine has found evidence that suggests that keeping your heart healthy may also help your mind stay sharp later in life. Hannah Gardener, an assistant scientist in neurology at the university, led a...

Cyborg Heart Patch Offers Heart Repair Instead of Replacement

As a company that manufacturers state of the art holter monitors, our team at Cardiac Monitoring Service is always researching new cardiac technology. This week an incredibly exciting study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) was published in the journal Nature Materials,...

7 Healthy Foods for Your Heart

At Cardiac Monitoring Service, we know that sometimes our busy lives prevent us from making healthy choices as it relates to fitness and food. These days, it may seem “cheaper” to eat out; however, these cheap foods are usually bad for your heart and body in general....

The Negative Effects Of Stress On the Heart

At Cardiac Monitoring Service, we know that life can get very stressful at times.  If your body experiences too much stress without periods of breaks and relaxation, this can in fact be detrimental to the health of your body. What is stress?  In layman’s terms, stress...

3 Tips For A Healthy Heart In 2016

According to Dr. Lloyd-Jones, a volunteer with the American Heart Association (AHA), improving your heart health can have a huge positive impact on your overall health. This is because a healthier heart typically has a direct correlation to lower risk of developing...

4 Reasons Why Red Wine is Good For Your Heart

Health experts have been touting the health benefits of drinking red wine for ages. The most widely acclaimed health benefit of red wine is enhancing heart health. As a result, red wine has become one of the most popular types of wine in the world. With that in mind,...

What is a Cardiac Event Recorder?

What is a Cardiac Event Recorder? A cardiac event recorder is a small device that you can wear for purposes of recording your heart's electrocardiogram activity. Additionally, doctors may require patients who have experienced arrhythmia in the recent past to wear this...

Holter Monitoring Services

With Holter Monitoring Services from Cardiac Monitoring Service, we make it easy for you to deliver effective diagnostic care to your patients, while also making your practice more profitable. CMS does not require any startup fees, quotas or maintenance fees for...

The Inventor Of The Holter Monitor

Norman Jefferis Holter was an American biophysicist whom most medical experts agree pioneered ambulatory electrocardiography. Born in 1914, Holter developed interest in science while in high school and proceeded to study chemistry at the University of Southern...

The Importance of Holter Monitors

At Cardiac Monitoring Service, we strive to improve the experience of the patient while also acquiring accurate data, and streamlining reports to physicians. There is a range of recorder and scanning options that provide remarkably flexible solutions. This satisfies a...

Holter Monitors | Patient FAQ’s

The Cardiac Monitoring experts at CMS have put together a list of the questions that they encounter most frequently from patients who are researching Holter Monitors. If you have any further questions please feel free to Email us at info@cardiacmonitoringservice.com...

The Future of Wireless Heart Monitoring

The CoVa™ Monitoring System is designed for patients with chronic illnesses and aims to detect symptoms of congestive heart failure. Intended for at-home patients, the device could potentially be groundbreaking for

Cardiac Monitoring Innovation

In an effort to foster innovation, The University of Illinois is sponsoring the 2015 Cozad New Venture Competition for engineering students. The competition offers engineering students an opportunity to develop their concepts while having access to industry experts,...

Introducing myPatch®sl Holter Monitors

Cardiac Monitoring Service is excited to announce the next generation of Holter Monitor. Introducing  myPatch®sl, the single electrode, multi-channel Holter Recorder. Exclusively from Cardiac Monitoring Service. myPatch®sl is a  multi-channel Holter Recorder developed...

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