ECG Monitors for the Diagnosis of Heart Diseases
ECG machines are not only used to measure the patient's heart rhythm in cardiology, but also in general medicine and emergency medicine. There is a wide range of different ECG machines for performing emergency ECGs, resting ECGs, stress ECGs and long-term ECG examinations. At Praxisdienst you will find a large selection of monitors from renowned manufacturers such as GE, Biocare, Mindray and Dr. Gerhard Schmidt.
Choosing the Right ECG Machine
To decide which ECG machine to buy, you need to consider beforehand what kind of ECG examinations you want to perform. The ECG monitors differ greatly from each other, so you have to be very clear beforehand as to what the monitor must be able to do.
If only resting ECG examinations are to be carried out, there are basically 3 systems available:
- the stand-alone monitor
- the PC ECG
- the portable ECG monitor
Stand-alone monitors are characterised by the fact that they are compact and can be operated independently of a computer. They are usually equipped with both a display and an internal printer. Depending on the monitor, it is also possible to transmit the ECG recordings to a computer after the examination. For this purpose, the corresponding machines either have a connection for a USB cable or a slot for memory cards.
The more expensive the model, the more extensive the functions. Low-priced entry-level devices are already available for less than 500€ net.
A particularly popular machine with an excellent price-performance ratio is the GE MAC 600 ECG system, a 12-channel resting ECG machine which can be used as a stationary or portable monitor. Delivery includes 12 SL ECG evaluation & analysis software and a variety of equipment such as 100 adhesive electrodes. The rechargeable battery allows for up to 3 hours of wireless use. This 12-lead ECG unit allows evaluation directly on the display. However, if required, the ECG examination can also be printed out via the internal thermal printer.
PC ECG machines are particularly popular because they are easy to use and offer various storage, forwarding and evaluation options for ECG recordings. The electrocardiogram recorder is connected to a PC or laptop via cable or Bluetooth so that the ECG curve can be viewed in real time on the terminal device and evaluated, diagnosed and further processed with the help of software.
The bestseller at Praxisdienst is the Biocare PC ECG system ECG-2000, a resting ECG monitor which is supplied completely ready for use, optionally with or without laptop, PC software and an accessories package consisting of USB cable, clamp electrodes, suction electrodes and adhesive electrodes.
Portable ECG monitors are mostly available either in a handy tablet format or as a laptop ECG. Both versions each have their specific advantages. While the laptop ECG impresses with a high level of connectivity and the usual evaluation options for a PC-based ECG, portable machines are very compact and lightweight and can usually be stored in the home visit case. Carrying an additional bag, as with the tablet ECG, is usually not necessary.
Bicycle Ergometers for Performing Stress ECGs
If you would like to perform ergometry in your practice, you need an appropriate ergometry system. Often, the suitable device for generating a physical load (usually a bicycle ergometer or treadmill) is offered along with the machine. This makes sense especially because reliable connectivity should be ensured. As a rule, a stress ECG machine can also be used to perform resting ECGs, so it is not necessary to purchase two separate monitors.
Stress ECG machines are cost-intensive, which is why an ECG machine comparison between different manufacturers and models is very important and makes sense. Our medical technicians are at your disposal and will be happy to give you comprehensive advice on the topic of ergometry.
Detect Cardiac Arrhythmias with the Holter ECG
For long-term electrocardiogram examinations, special systems consisting of a patient recorder with a suitable ECG cable and special ECG software are offered. When choosing the right monitor, you should be clear before buying whether you want to carry out several measurements simultaneously (in this case, there are providers who offer individual additional recorders) and how long the long-term measurement should last. Internal memory and battery capacity differ greatly depending on the monitor!
GE Healthcare, for example, offers the long-term ECG recorder GE SEER 1000 including CardioDay Easy professional software, which can record an ECG for 24 or 48 hours. However, no upgrade is possible, so you need to decide on the corresponding measurement when buying the long-term ECG machine.
High Quality ECG Machines at a Great Price
In this category we offer you ECG machines in various designs at favourable prices. Whether you are looking for a classic stand-alone device, such as the Schiller Cardiovit AT-1, a modern PC ECG, such as the ECG-2000 from Biocare or a long-term ECG system, such as the EC-3H from Labtech, a Holter monitor with arrhythmia analysis, peacemaker analysis, Cardiospy software and USB 2.0 Bluetooth-Stick - at Praxisdienst you are guaranteed to find the right ECG monitor for your needs as well as suitable equipment and accessories.
Do you need advice on purchasing an ECG machine or equipment or are you not sure which products you can use together? Our experienced medical technicians are always at your disposal. Simply contact us by email, live chat or give us a call.