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Henry County Medical Center Medical Clinics Embrace High-Tech Device to Identify Heart Disease

Henry County Medical Center Medical Clinics Embrace High-Tech Device to Identify Heart Disease

Local Hospital Adopts the Use of App and Handheld Device to Diagnose Atrial Fibrillation in Patients 65+ years of age.

Paris, Tennessee: Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) has begun to integrate the use of the Kardia Mobile device in select primary care practices to better detect heart arrhythmias in patients aged 65 years and older. The handheld tool, which works in tandem with an app on smart device, measures the heart rate of patients to help detect Atrial Fibrillation (Afib).

The American Heart Association reports that there are at least 2.7 million Americans are living with Afib, a condition that can increase stroke risks five-fold. HCMC providers can now test older patients for the heart condition during a routine office visit, finding the issue before it causes greater health problems.

With the adoption of the Kardia Mobile, eligible patients can be quickly screened without extensive or invasive testing. A patient simply needs to place their thumbs onto the small device and wait for 30 seconds while it monitors the hearts electrical activity. If you or a loved one are aged 65 or older, you are eligible for screening with the Kardia Mobile and can get screened today at the following Henry County Medical Center medical clinics:

  • Eagle Creek Clinic- Buchanan, Tennessee, Tonya Nash, PA-C
  • Transitions Health- Paris, Tennessee, Tammie Holcomb, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner  

To make an appointment with Eagle Creek Clinic, call 731-407-7013   or to make an appointment with Transitions Health, call 731- 641-2707.

About Henry County Medical Center

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC has 8 medical clinics serving our community under its umbrella. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org. 


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