September 25, 2023

Cardiac monitoring rethought with CardioSTAT

Pharmacies Stéfanie Ouellet are points of service for CardioSTAT, an ambulatory ECG (electrocardiogram) monitor approved by Health Canada. Our team of pharmacists is trained to install single-use recorders.

CardioSTAT enables continuous recording of your heartbeat, helping to detect potential heart problems more effectively and prevent serious complications, all thanks to a small, portable heart monitor. In the form of a thin, flexible strip placed on the upper chest, the device is invisible under clothing, comfortable even at night, and can be kept on during physical activity or even in the shower.

The CardioSTAT recorder offers unrivalled comfort in everyday use, being lightweight and shower-proof.

Several recording duration options are available, depending on your doctor's recommendations: 48 hours, 7 days and 14 days.

A medical prescription is required for a CardioSTAT ambulatory ECG recorder. The device is then installed by a healthcare professional from Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet. CardioSTAT reports are interpreted by a cardiologist and forwarded to your physician.

How does CardioSTAT work? Here are the 5 easy steps:

  1. Prescription: The CardioSTAT test is prescribed by your doctor.
  2. Installation: The high-quality, lightweight recorder is installed by a pharmacist from Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet.
  3. Monitoring: The patient wears the device for 48 hours, 7 days or 14 days, then mails it back in a dedicated, pre-filled envelope;
  4. Analysis: ECG data are analyzed and a report generated;
  5. Results: The report is sent to your doctor.

CardioStat is an effective alternative to Holter testing, with no waiting time, available at Pharmacie Stéfanie Ouellet on Maguire Avenue and Sheppard Street.

Holter recording monitors, like CardioSTAT, are two ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies used to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias. These devices are placed on your chest for a minimum period of 24 hours, and connected by wires to small metal discs called electrodes. The traditional Holter is relatively heavy, cumbersome and offers very little flexibility. The CardioSTAT, on the other hand, is particularly compact, light and, above all, comfortable.