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New Cardiac Monitoring Technology

BENNINGTON, VT—June 6, 2019—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Cardiology Department, has begun using Zio by iRhythm to monitor and diagnose abnormal heart rhythms, called cardiac arrhythmias.

“Unlike other monitors, this wearable biosensor patch has no wires to move around and potentially generate ‘noise,’ or data that makes it harder to decipher the patients’ actual rhythms,” said Scott Rogge, MD, medical director of Cardiology at SVMC. “Arrhythmia detection is improved, and technically, it’s much easier for the patient.”

It offers continuous ECG monitoring for 3 to 14 days. Patients can sleep, shower, and exercise while wearing the monitor. The ease of the test and accuracy of the results may reduce the need for repeat testing, which has the potential to improve patient outcomes and minimize healthcare costs.

One of the most common arrhythmias is atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), which increases the risk of stroke by five times. This technology can help doctors detect and treat AFib sooner.

iRhythm is a digital health care company working to introduce new ways to clinically diagnose cardiac arrhythmias. The company combines wearable biosensor devices and cloud-based data analytics with proprietary algorithms that distill data from millions of heartbeats into clinically actionable information.

For more information about the Zio monitor, talk to your primary care provider or call SVMC Cardiology at 802-442-0800.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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