This revolutionary portable take home exercise stress test consists of a compact wearable electrocardiogram monitor that has leads where you connect those sticky electrodes to and it also has leads and attachments to connect to an optional and wearable ultrasound transducer or ultrasound probe to obtain echocardiogram images of the heart. It also The portable exercise stress test monitor contains all necessary electrocardiogram exercise testing software to measure your heart rate and blood pressure. The portable stress test monitor also comes with a mini screen display that can be used to see your actual electrocardiogram waveform images or the optional echocardiogram images if your test includes echo imaging.
How does this thing work?
First, you go to your doctor who will of course recommend that you have a stress test done due your your constant complaining of having to wait to see the doctor. Hey, we all have problems.
The physician will provide you with the wearable exercise stress test monitor that includes the leads and a generous supply of electrodes. Please note: That the portable exercise stress test monitor can be two different monitors in one with the optional ultrasound transducer or ultrasound probe that can be attached to it. Why the option instead of all in one? Don't you know insurance companies? When your health insurance approves the procedure for your exercise stress test with resting echocardiogram images, you can use the exercise stress test monitor with the ultrasound probe. If your health insurance company does not approve the procedure and will only approve the exercise portion of the test without echocardiogram imaging; then the medical office worker will not attach the ultrasound transducer or probe and leads onto the portable exercise stress test monitor. The patient will be given instructions on how to attach the electrodes to your body and also lead placement and how to put the monitor into the case so it can be worn during exercise. The mini monitor is so that you can see your ecg waveform and blood pressure readings. All of the results are sent via wifi to the software in your doctor's office along with the resting echocardiogram images. You will be given a set of exercises to do and then asked to rest for 3 to 4 minutes in between allowing the the still motion to activate and the echocardiogram pictures will be taken. You will also be advised to do normal activity consisting of 30 minute intervals and then stopping 3-4 minutes in between to allow the still motion of echocardiogram pictures to occur. If you are just doing the exercise without images you will be given intervals to stop before doing another set of exercises or activity. The entire portable stress test takes about an hour and with echocardiogram images about an hour and fifteen minutes. Once the exercises and activities are done or when the echocardiogram images are complete(the monitor will inform you when exercise time and or image taking is started and completed); you can then take the equipment off and return it to your physicians office, after you are done. All images and recordings will be automatically sent to your physician and they will obtain it trough the monitor software. So if you still hate to wait for an appointment to go over the results, there is a billable code the physician can use' if you have good results and are not in a life threatening way that necessitates a reason for you to return to your physicians office.
Throw the stickies in life away with the portable exercise stress test monitor with echocardiogram ultrasound probe. The physician can sure kill the day, but at least it won't be the patient!