Does the guardian system detect abnormal heart rhythms?

Yes and much more. The angelmed guardian system is an implantable st segment monitor. It is designed to detect an imminent heart attack or decrease in blood flow to the heart with exercise. It will also detect changes in the heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or premature ventricular contractions.

Related Questions

Can digitalis be used for abnormal heart rhythms?

Yes. But it's not a first line medicine any more because there are newer, more effective medicines. It's still sometimes added to others though. Read more...

Is digitalis used to cure abnormal heart rhythms?

No. No. Digitalis also referred to as digoxin can be used to treat symptoms of abnormal rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. It may help keep someone in a normal sinus rhythm or help control the ventricular rate. While it may help with symptoms, digoxin does not "cure" dysrhythmias. In fact, like most anti-arrhythmic medication, it can-especially at high doses- cause dysrhythmias. Read more...
Ask a cardiologist. Digitalis has a long history of treating congestive heart failure by stimulating the heart muscle. I believe it is used in patients with heart failure but with a normal sinus rhythm. Read more...

When is? Digitalis? Used to cure abnormal heart rhythms?

Never. Digitalis is used to control the ventricular rates of some abnormal fast atrial arrhythmias or svt. In atrial fibrillation it is utilized to control the fast rate. It does not "cure" the problem nor does it actually prevent the atrial arrhythmias, as antiarrhythmic medications would. Read more...

Digitalis cure? Does digitalis cure abnormal heart rhythms or just treat it?

Digitalis . Digitalis does not cure abnormal heart rhythms, but can help stabilize the heart rhythm or heart rate. This medication is derived from the foxglove plant, and is one of the original western pharmaceuticals. In addition to the beneficial effects on heart rhythm, digitalis can also help the heart contract more strongly for patients with heart failure. Read more...
Not a cure. Digitalis is a medication that can improve some abnormal rhythms. The benefits it provides are only while receiving the medication. Read more...