To clean the recorder, dampen a soft cloth with lukewarm soapy water or natural cleanser and gently wipe down the recorder. The recorder should not be immersed in water under any circumstances.
PCA 500 is not a continuous heart monitor. It is an on-demand resting 12-lead ECG. When a patient wishes to record an ECG, the patient can apply the strip and recorder and use a compatible tablet or smartphone to record an ECG which is then uploaded to the cloud.
Physician interpretation time will vary depending on your physician. If you would like your physician to review your results quickly, please contact your physician’s office.
Yes. PCA 500 is able to detect when there is a pacemaker present and it will not affect the quality of the ECG test.
ECG and EKG are the same, both refer to electrocardiogram (or electrocardiograph), a medical test that is used for measuring the electrical activities of the heart, in order to detect heart diseases. EKG is from the spelling of of elektrokardiogramm or elektrokardiographie in German.
A conventional 12-Lead ECG Machine contains 10 electrodes placed on chest and limbs for collecting signals, 10 lead wires, and a display for data analysis output.
Now, PCA 500 has incorporated all the parts into a super compact kit : An ECG recorder weighs only 2 ounces, patented prepositioned electrode strips, QT ECG App for mobile devices, and a HIPAA-compliant cloud with powerful tools for data analysis and management. Being portable without complex wires, PCA500 simplifies the 12-Lead ECG tests process that most people can complete a test with no need for training.
There are 3 types of ECG in general use : Resting 12 Lead ECG, Exercise ECG and Holter Monitor. (Learn more)
To measure the electrical activity signals of the heart, the ECG recorder is used for acquiring and recording the signal. Through the signals collected from the electrodes placed on the skin, the data will be shown as a graph with patterns to detect small electrical changes. Doctors can use it to diagnose cardiac abnormalities including rhythm and structural changes of the heart.
It will depend on the professional advice by your physician, the doctors will suggest or request the patients to take a certain ECG according to their heart conditions and symptoms. (Learn more)
You can log in with your username and password via the QT ECG app or via the web page at dashboard.qtmedical.com.
The processing time to complete an upload of ECG records depends on the speed of your internet connection. Make sure that you have a stable WiFi or Cellular connection to ensure that your ECG uploads.
Please review the User’s Manual to ensure all steps and instructions are followed. If the problem persists, try recording ECG signals again after closing the QT ECG app, and rebooting the mobile device and the recorder.