SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- VirtuOx, http://virtuox.net/, a home respiratory diagnostic provider
The VirtuOx CardioCHECK program is a new way to diagnose patients with cardiac arrythmias by utilizing mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT) in the convenience and comfort of the patient's home.
The VirtuOx CardioCHECK program allow prescribers to order MCT at the same time as other VirtuOx services like overnight pulse oximetry for nocturnal hypoxemia or home sleep testing for obstructive sleep apnea.
Kyle Miko, Founder and CMO for VirtuOx says "Research has shown arrhythmias are common with patients who have comorbid conditions like sleep apnea and hypoxemia so now offering mobile cardiac telemetry was a natural progression for VirtuOx"
VirtuOx, tests more than 30,000 new patients each month and has successfully tested over five million patients for hypoxemia and sleep apnea. Dr. Bill Bowden, a board-certified cardiac physician, and one of VirtuOx's many medical directors says, "with access to this large amount of data, we have uncovered huge patient populations who have cardiac arrhythmias at night with severe bradycardia / tachycardia events who may benefit from an MCT."
Cardiac arrhythmias affect about 14 million people in the USA (5% of the population). Common disorders include: premature ventricular contractions, premature atrial contractions, atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. The incidence is highly related to age and the presence of underlying heart disease; the incidence approaches 30% following open heart surgery.
Cardiac arrhythmias signs or symptoms may include shortness of breath, fainting, loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness that leads to death within minutes unless the person receives emergency medical treatment to restart the heart. So, it's important to figure out when an arrhythmia is serious and merits medical attention.
For more information, visit http://virtuox.net/ or call 877-337-7111 x329. Media Contact: Kyle Miko • VirtuOx • kyle.miko(at)virtuox.net • 877-337-7111 ext. 329
About VirtuOx VirtuOx, Inc. is a privately held medical technology services company that provides diagnostic tools and services that enable a variety of healthcare organizations and professionals diagnose and treat Respiratory diseases through vertically integrated platforms, products and services.
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