Accurate diagnosis is the first step in managing and treating Atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other cardiac arrhythmias.
An American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force found that approximately 2.7 – 6.1 million Americans are estimated to have AFib, including 9% of the U.S. population 65 years of age or older. 1
Without proper care management, AFib can lead to congestive heart failure, cardiac disease, and a fivefold increased risk of stroke.
Alliance is proud to offer cardiac diagnostic services nationwide to expedite diagnoses for your patients.
1. January CT, Wann LS, Alpert JS, Calkins H, Cigarroa JE, Cleveland JC Jr, et al. 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS guideline for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2014;64(21):2246–80.
Mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT) is a method of recording a patient’s heart activity via a small, convenient, and portable device. It’s performed in the patient’s home and daily environment, where symptoms for various cardiac events, including bradycardia, tachycardia,and arrhythmia, are more likely to appear.
A 2013 study published in Medical Devices: Evidence and Research found that diagnostic yield of patients monitored with MCT was 61% compared to a mere 24% with the Holter monitor.2
MCT allows monitoring and data collection for up to 30 days, versus only 24-48 hours with Holter monitoring. The extended length of testing provides more data to help ensure accurate arrhythmia diagnosis and management.
2. Tsang JP, Mohan S. Benefits of monitoring patients with mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT) compared with the Event or Holter monitors. Med Devices (Auckl). 2013;7:1–5. Published 2013 Dec 9. doi:10.2147/MDER.S54038
Our lightweight equipment arrives at the patient’s home pre-activated, with no additional configuration required. It can be concealed for daily activities and errands, as well as removed for bathing and showering.
Patient support is available from Alliance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The device is shipped with a prepaid return label for convenient data collection at our headquarters.
At Alliance, we are dedicated to providing high level services to physicians and patients. Our center receives and monitors transmitted MCT data 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Physicians are notified immediately upon detection of irregularities in a patient’s testing.
At study conclusion, our technicians send referring physicians a comprehensive, easy-to-read report to assist with appropriate diagnosis and therapy management. Most test results are promptly delivered within 3-5 days of disconnect.
Our mobile cardiac telemetry services feature: