Levmed Mobile 12 Lead ECG in rural setting at Kitovu hospital, in Maska, Uganda
In the past, ECG assessments were rarely performed in Kitovu hospital, due to the cost, the lack of electrodes and thermal paper, as well as the difficult application process, and the lack of knowledgeable qualified staff. As a result, ECGs were done only by the hospital medical director, and only for patients who were admitted to the hospital with clear symptoms of cardiac complications.
Yet, when they have started using LevMed ECG Belt Mobile Kit, they succeeded in screening all the patients in the medical ward. LevMed ECG Belt Mobile Kit resolves all the challenges they encountered in the past. Anyone can perform the assessment, no knowledge or qualifications are required, no disposables are required, nor thermal paper.
This enabled all patients in the ward to be screened by inexperienced nurses, while allowing qualified medical doctors, even when were not on site, to easily perform the interpretation and suggest patient treatment accordingly.
Furthermore, the data from approximately 2,000 patients screened demonstrates that approximately 20% of the patients suffer from Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH), now provided with the necessary treatment. In the past, due to the lack of ECG assessments, patients unfortunately remained undiagnosed and untreated.
Using LevMed ECG Belt Mobile Kit, 12-lead ECG assessments can be performed in even the most remote locations, allowing all patients, even in the most rural areas to be screened, diagnosed, and treated in a timely manner.
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