ECG (electrocardiogram) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. The heart is a muscular organ that beats in rhythm to pump the blood through the body. The signals that make the heart's muscle fibres contract come from the sinoatrial node, which is the natural pacemaker of the heart. In an ECG test, the electrical impulses made while the heart is beating are recorded and usually shown on a piece of paper. This is known as an electrocardiogram, and records any problems with the heart's rhythm, and the conduction of the heart beat through the heart which may be affected by underlying heart disease.
WHY ECG AT HOME?
The PageWriter Trim III cardiograph represents the ultimate in compact, cost-effective cardiograph solutionsfrom Philips. More than simply an easily transportable and interpretive ECG system, the PageWriter Trim III combines ease-of-use features with a high-resolution full-color display and exceptional flexibility to meet the needs of fast-paced clinical environments.
No matter which PageWriter Trim is right for your clinical setting, you can count on the Philips 12-lead ECG report. Patient signals are immediately converted digitally at the Patient Interface Module to provide the highest quality input to the Philips 12-Lead Algorithm. This groundbreaking algorithm, available in all three PageWriter Trim models, sets a new standard in automated interpretation. So you can make clinical decisions with confidence.