Atrial Fibrillation: heard much about it? It’s hugely common, yet rarely diagnosed in a proactive fashion. And if you, or someone you are close to, are over 65 years of age, undiagnosed AF can be fatal.
It’s important to diagnose and treat atrial fibrillation because it can cause blood clots that can block blood supply to your vital organs and lead to a stroke. It may also be a sign that you have heart disease.
Despite it being the most common type of heart arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, or AF for short, is often largely underestimated due to its asymptomatic nature.
Even so, AF is known to be on the rise with the estimated worldwide prevalence exceeding 5M patients and a huge 720,000 newly diagnosed cases every year.
The good news is, a new tool called MyDiagnostik is changing the way that detection, and ultimately, early intervention can be made.
Presenting as a very simple design, MyDiagnostik is a single-channel ECG recorder in the shape of a stick, with metallic handles (electrodes) at both ends. It is very patient friendly, discrete and can be used anywhere, anytime.
For Doctors, this technology allows for convenient and reliable diagnoses of Atrial Fibrillation, as well as the opportunity for patients to perform at-home recordings.
My Diagnostik can hold up to 100 ECG’s which can be easily exported by physicians via USB. Thus, enabling clinical confirmation and documentation of otherwise silent Atrial Fibrillation.
The recorded ECG signal is high quality and the AF detection algorithm is highly sensitive and specific.
“SCHILLER Australia are excited to be the first distributor of this life-changing product,” said Mathew Packer, Sales and Operation Manager of SCHILLER Australia.
“We’ve even been testing out the device around our office, and fortunately none of our staff have AF. However, we did show it to a client and they identified an undiagnosed Atrial Arrhythmia in one of their employees. That could be a life-changing discovery, and one that very well may have gone unnoticed for many years - only to become a dire issue down the track.”
SCHILLER is proud to be the distributor of this innovative technology in Australia, providing dedicated support and after sales services.