DON.MAC: I wonder if this is a more useful solution than the old "you are not having a heart attack, stop wasting my time because if we check you out again, we will get the same results we had last week"
Shadow Blasko: Now ALL patients on stimulants MUST PAY for quarterly EKGs or NO MEDS for you!
maxheck: IANAL, but I don't doubt that someone who was could make the case that ANY medical monitoring device could fit that. I have no idea how insulin monitors ever took off.
maxheck: There is another factor though. Damn near every data sheet for an electronic part that I have seen in 30 years of experience has a disclaimer like this towards the end:
maxheck: The data capture is nothing. The interpretation is the rocket science.
thelunatick: Palm had an app for EKG's also (going back to the palm III series). This is nothing new, someone just finally ported it to Iphone. The difference was the palm app had full 12 lead cables that hooked up to the palm.
hardinparamedic: Yeah, but it's lead II vector monitoring. Which is only good for monitoring arrythmias. As Bob Paige says in his EKG seminars - Lead II no Clue.In addition, beyond looking for the kind of arrythmias that you won't be able to look at your phone to see, it's a fun novelty but useless clinically.If you need an ECG for an acute cardiac or medical condition, you really want someone trained to examine them behind it, and have the capability to monitor more than one lead - and if you have chest pain, syncope, or breathing problems, you probibly want the capability to run serial 12-leads./a clean 12-lead doesn't mean you're not having a heart attack. It only means you're not having a heart attack that will kill you in the next 90 minutes.
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