Medical Center Medical Clinics Embrace High-Tech Device to Identify Heart
Adopts the Use of App and Handheld Device to Diagnose Atrial Fibrillation in
Patients 65+ years of age.
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:
Creek Clinic- Buchanan, Tennessee, Tonya Nash, PA-C
- Transitions Health- Paris, Tennessee,
Tammie Holcomb, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse
make an appointment with Eagle Creek Clinic, call 731-407-7013 or to make an
appointment with Transitions Health, call 731- 641-2707.
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