Tift Regional Medical gets new Mini-Cardiac Monitors
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -
Tift Regional Medical center now has a new way to track Cardiac irregularities.
They're now using these Mini-Cardiac Monitors to track patients' every heartbeat. Once it is implanted under the skin, it alerts the physician if there is a cardiac event.
Its smaller size makes it easier to implant and is equipped to last up to three years.
"Once it's implanted as opposed to a wearable monitor, with only a 24 hour monitoring period or a 48 hour monitoring period, this seems to last a lot longer for the patients," said Jonathan Tronolone, Interventional Cardiologist. "There's more of a likelihood that you're going to capture these rhythm disturbances."
Tift Regional Medical Center is only the third hospital in the state to use the device.