Why has my doctor prescribed upBeat®?
upBeat® is trusted by doctors to detect and help diagnose irregular heart rhythms — and has been prescribed to thousands of patients. upBeat® is one of the most advanced cardiac monitoring systems. upBeat® is easy to wear and allows you to note when you feel symptoms and continuously records every heartbeat. Your doctor is able to take a comprehensive look at your heart's rhythm.
Things you do not know about upBeat®
How does it work?
Your doctor will prescribe upBeat® based on your condition. The patch will be applied at the clinic, hospital or at home.
Skin Preparation & Patch Application
Skin preparation is a very important step for ensuring good quality ECG signals and proper adhesion of patch. For men, hair must be shaved and completely removed so that there are no artefacts in ECG signals.
Wear all the time & Note the symptoms
The patch must be worn continuously for the entire duration of prescription. Continue with your daily activities. Please note that the skin patch is a single use device and should not be removed and re-applied.
If you experience any symptoms please note them in the smartphone app. Tagging the symptoms will assist the doctor in evaluating the heart rhythm around them.
Return the device
After your monitoring is over, remove your patch. Your will receive instructions on how to return the device. Your doctor will review your data and contact you with results.
Your recording will be analysed and undergo a comprehensive review process using upBeat® 's proprietary tools. The report will generated and given to you. It will show the types of abnormal heart rhythms as well as normal heart rhythm, and when they occurred. The report shall help your doctor diagnose and determine the best course of treatment.
What is arrhythmia?
Arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. Also called heart rhythm disorder, it can occur when there is a malfunction in the heart’s electrical impulses that coordinate how the heart beats, causing the heart to beat too quickly, too slowly or irregularly.
Why is arrhythmia difficult to diagnose?
The evaluation of this condition is often difficult because of the transient nature of heart rhythm disturbances. The diagnosis depends on correlation of electrocardiogram during episodes to symptoms which is often difficult, because most of episodes occur days or weeks or in some cases months apart.
How is upBeat® different from ECG watches or handheld ECG devices?
Medical-grade patch monitors such as upBeat® facilitate continuous 24x7 monitoring. This means upBeat® records every single heartbeat when you’re wearing them. This gives your doctor a lot more data about what really is going on in your heart. This includes what is happening when you’re not actively feeling any symptoms.
The data these devices collect are often clinically proven through multiple studies to provide accurate, comprehensive and conclusive data to help doctors confidently diagnose arrythmias and better inform treatment decisions.
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