Mar 19, 2015

Atrial Fibrillation Treatment and Monitor by MD24 House Call

It is advisable that you should always listen to your heartbeat. When your heart beats with an irregular pattern, too quickly or too slowly, you are experiencing an arrhythmia. If your heart beats faster than normal, it is called tachycardia; while the state of beating too slowly is called bradycardia. The most common type of arrhythmia is Atrial Fibrillation, which causes an irregular and fast heart beat.

Causes of Atrial Fibrillation include the following:
  • High blood pressure is the most common cause. High blood pressure puts a strain on the heart muscle.
  • Atrial Fibrillation is a common complication of various heart conditions. For example, ischaemic heart disease, heart valve problems, pericardial disease, etc. This is the condition that causes chest pains (angina) and heart attacks and is common in older people.
Other conditions and situations that may trigger Atrial Fibrillation to develop include: an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, obesity, lung cancer, drinking a lot of alcohol, drinking a lot of caffeine (tea, coffee, etc).

In about 1 in 10 cases of Atrial Fibrillation there is no apparent cause. The heart is otherwise fine and there are no other diseases to account for it. This is called lone Atrial Fibrillation. Some people with Atrial Fibrillation have no symptoms and are unaware of their condition until it is discovered during a physical examination. Those who do have Atrial Fibrillation symptoms may experience signs and symptoms such as:
  • Palpitations, which are sensations of a racing
  • Uncomfortable, irregular heartbeat or a flip-flopping in your chest
  • Weakness, reduced ability to exercise, fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Shortness of breath, chest pain
Atrial Fibrillation can lead to the complications: stroke and heart failure. Therefore, diagnosis should be made early and treatment is necessary. Treatment may involve: medication to prevent a stroke, to control the heart rate or rhythm; cardioversion, where the heart is given a controlled electric shock to restore normal rhythm; catheter ablation, to prevent atrial fibrillation from occurring; having a pacemaker fitted to help your heart beat regularly.

For early detection, treatment and follow-up Atrial Fibrillation (and other heart diseases), we are proud to introduce the Cardiac Monitoring at Home service by MD24 House Call, with full equipment: EKG, echocardiogram, CXR, Event and Holter monitor, blood tests .... Call us today to learn more about how our service can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home, especially there is no additional fee for doctor’s home visits.

With more than 40 full-time clinicians at home, our Cardiac Monitoring Services belong to the list of MD24 House Call services which are the best services in Arizona, to take care of your emotional and physical well-being at home.

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 House Call is only phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing Cardiac Monitoring Services for our patients and treat them for Atrial Fibrillation Call us now to get an appointment.

Mar 17, 2015

Holter Monitor And Event Monitor by MD24 House Call

Holter and event monitors are similar to an EKG (electrocardiogram). An EKG is a simple test that detects and records the heart's electrical activity. It is a common test for diagnosing heart rhythm problems. A standard EKG will not detect heart rhythm problems that do not happen during the test. For this reason, your doctor may give you a Holter or event monitor. These monitors are portable. You can wear one while doing your normal daily activities. This increases the chance of recording symptoms that only occur once in a while. This allows the monitor to record your heart for a longer time than an EKG.


Holter monitors sometimes are called continuous EKGs (electrocardiograms). This is because Holter monitors record your heart rhythm continuously for 24 to 48 hours. A Holter monitor is about the size of a large deck of cards. You can clip it to a belt or carry it in a pocket. Wires connect the device to sensors (called electrodes) that are stuck to your chest using sticky patches. These sensors detect your heart's electrical signals, and the monitor records your heart rhythm.

Event monitors are similar to Holter monitors. Most Event monitors have wires that connect the device to sensors. The sensors are stuck to your chest using sticky patches.
Unlike Holter monitors, event monitors do not continuously record your heart's electrical activity. They only record during symptoms. For many Event monitors, you need to start the device when you feel symptoms. Some Event monitors start automatically if they detect abnormal heart rhythms. Different types of Event monitors work in slightly different ways. Your doctor will explain how to use the monitor before you start wearing it.
                 
The following are some reasons a Holter monitor recording or event monitor recording may be requested, but not limited to:
  • To evaluate chest pain not reproduced with exercise testing
  • To evaluate other signs and symptoms that may be heart-related, such as fatigue, shortness of
  • breath, dizziness, or fainting
  • To identify irregular heartbeats or palpitations
If you have any sign above, and want to monitor your heart, call us today. Do not hesitate because it may be the first sign of serious illness (especially in the elderly), which early diagnosis will help better treatment. Just one call, you will receive the care and advisory of enthusiastic doctor at your house. With full equipment EKG, Holter and event monitors, CXR, etc., we bring the best Cardiac Monitoring at Home service. Medicare and most insurance carriers cover the cost of this service. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our website www.md24housecall.com and click on the button that says “Request a Visit”.

Mar 15, 2015

Impulse control treatment by MD24 House Call

A new service regarding to Psychology in MD24 HOUSE CALL 

Impulse control is a class of psychiatric disorders characterized by impulsivity, that creates failure within a person to resist a temptation, urge or impulse that may be harmful to self or others. For purposes of this definition, an impulsive behavior is considered the state in which the individual has little or no control. Here are the behavioral stages that can be regarding as the symptoms of impulse control: an impulse, growing tension, pleasure from acting, relief from the urge and finally guilt which may or may not arise. The signs and symptoms of impulse control will vary based on the age of the person, the actual type of impulse control that they are struggling with, the environment in which they are living, and last but not least whether they are male or female. These behavioral problems can cause significant stress for not only individuals but also their families.

When it comes to treatment for impulse control disorder, there are two options: psychosocial and pharmacological. In regarding to Pharmaceutical option, the substance such as Flouxetine, Clomipramine, Paroxetine and Escitalopram have shown effective during the treatment for impulse control. Moreover, it is also recommended to use psychosocial treatment for impulse control disorder. The psychosocial approach to this treatment includes Cognitive behavioral therapy which has been reported to have positive results to the patients who has been suffering impulse control

Please do not hesitate to be served directly at your home by highly-trained physicians with the most effective treatment, and especially no additional fee from MD24 HOUSE CALL

We are committed to your mental health and emotional well-being at MD24 HOUSE CALL while providing excellent care in your home through our Psychological Services

With more than 40 full-time clinicians at home, our Psychological Services belong to the list of MD24 HOUSE CALL services which are the best services in Arizona. 

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 HOUSE CALL is only phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing Psychological Services for our patients. We both stay in Phoenix and Tucson to bring our best Psychological services and other services ever to resident here. Call us today for more information.

Feb 5, 2015

Heart Failure Treatment by MD24 House Call


Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome. However it can be considered the impairment of cardiac function which is in charge of pumping blood to provide oxygen and nutrients to the organs and functions of getting blood back. This is such a chronic health problem and the number of patients with this problem has been increasing dramatically, especially the elderly. As part of the aging process, the heart becomes more vulnerable to various injuries or simple begins to deteriorate as a pump, the incidence of heart failure increases with age.

The most common symptoms of heart failure are dyspnea, shortness of breath and fatigue.Other symptoms of heart failure can be cited such as cough and leg edema. When it comes to elderly, they often have confusion, memory loss, insomnia, anorexia, etc.

Heart failure can be caused by coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy (inflammation, induced, dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiomyopathy caused by diabetes), and metabolic (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, anemia, vitamin B1). There are many people who have a risk for heart failure, for example: the elderly, those who have hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity, heredity factors, metabolic disease, alcohol addicts, and even just smoking.

Heart failure seriously affects your life’s quality. If not treated promptly, it can cause life-threatening and vital complications. The treatment consists of treating the causes, factors promoting severe heart failure, lifestyle changes, diet and medication.

Providing that you are suffering these symptoms, or threatened by this disease, let MD24 House Call take care of you.

Why should you choose MD24 House Call

●    First and foremost, only in MD24, we have Cardiology services at home. With knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic doctors, specialists, and nurses, we will offer you best services right at your home with full equipment such as ultrasound, ECG, pulse oximetry, Chest X ray…
●    Secondly, you now do not need to go to the hospital with the nuisance of traffic problems, or waiting a long time at the hospital. The good thing is all the costs will be covered by insurance.

Please do not hesitate to call us to be served directly at your home by highly-trained clinicians with the most effective treatment for Heart failure, and especially no additional fee for our services at home.

With more than 40 full-time clinicians at home, our Cardiology at home Service belongs to the list of MD24 HOUSE CALL services which are the best services in Arizona, to take care of your emotional and physical well-being at home.

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 House Call is only phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing Cardiology at home Service for our patients and offer treatment for Heart failure. Call us now to get an appointment.

Feb 2, 2015

MD24 House Call in California



Going to the doctor’s office is often perceived as such a boring task and time consuming. With MD24 House Call, this problem is solved completely. Instead of waiting for hours at the doctor's office to be seen, our MD24 House Call clinicians will be sent directly to your own home to take care of you with attentive service. As one of the most prestige and trustworthy health care house calls in the United States, MD24 House Call has a network of Physicians, Specialists, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants that provide professional medical services to residents who are living in senior retirement communities and private homes.  MD24 House Call’s mission is “To bring the best medical care and value to patients through innovation and a highly qualified network of providers in the most cost-effective way”. MD24 House Call has been in partnership with many national laboratories, medical services as well as local pharmacies. Our continued success in reducing unwanted trips to the hospital and preventing unnecessary readmission is ensured by our commitment to the continuity of quality care through regular visits.

Being knowledgeable about the different kinds of diseases relevant to your memory, your heart, your eyes, etc., our experienced physicians can detect and control these diseases to make sure that you and your loved one are safe and healthy. Currently, MD24 House Call offers many in-home services including:

• Cardiology
• Coumadin Management
• Diabetes Care
• Eye Care
• Flu Shot
• Orthopedic
• Podiatry
• Psychology
• Transitional Care
• Wound Care
• Vascular Ultrasound

MD24 House Call, has years of experience in the healthcare industry. Our clinicians are willing to be by your side and take care of you and your beloved ones.

Do not hesitate to contact MD24 House Call for a trustworthy healthcare service, give us a call at (623-374-7774).

Jan 28, 2015

GRAND OPENING OF AHAH Center at The Montecito


 
MD24 House Call offering
FLU SHOTS For no cost to you (with Insurance)

The grand opening ceremony of the AHAH Center is coming soon. This is a collaboration of healthcare partners bringing values to the patients of The Montecito and the surrounding community. Central Clinical Labs will have a phlebotomist on site every Monday 8-12 to complete labs for any Doctor order you may have. Simply bring your order and insurance card with you. No appointment necessary. More information on that will be available at the Grand Opening.

MD24 House Call will offer Flu Vaccinations for people who register as MD24 House Call patients (even urgent only). You do not have to change your regular doctor.  It is not too late to get a vaccination if you have not already done so. Flu season runs until March.

Time: 10.00am, 30th January 2015
Location: 17271 N 87th avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382 AHAH Center

We are looking forward to seeing you!

MD24 House Call

Jan 26, 2015

Psychology Services by MD24 House Call in Arizona


MD24 House Call provides psychological services supporting the emotional well being of our patients by evaluating, diagnosing and treating them in the comfort of their home.

Mood, anxiety, and personality disorders can affect the lives of both adults and children, leaving them less efficient in their relationships at home, work, and school. Research shows that stress and psychological disorders often negatively impacts a person’s physical well being and that counseling can improve the functioning of both the mind and body.

At MD24 House Call we can treat several issues including:
- Mood and Anxiety
- Stress and Adjustment issues
- Eating disorders
- Impulse Control
- Dissociative disorders
- Factitious Disorders

We are committed to your mental health and emotional well being at MD24 House Call while providing excellent care in your home.

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 House Call is only one phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing patients with stress free medical care in their own homes. We both stay in Phoenix and Tucson to bring our best medical service ever to resident here. Call us today or “request a visit” via our web site at www.md24housecall.com for more information.

Jan 22, 2015

Cardiology at Home Service by MD24 House Call



The world's population is getting older. This has a substantial impact on health care delivery, especially in cardiovascular diseases. The different systems that serve our body and mind undergo alterations during the aging process as an unavoidable part of life. With age, the function of the heart is influenced mainly by the decrease in elasticity and the ability to respond to changes in compliance of the arterial system. The resulting increase in the resistance to the pumping action of the heart thereby increases the work needed to drive the blood to the various organs of the body.
Elderly patients should not neglect symptoms, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, heart arrhythmias, pain in the left chest, or dizziness because all of these symptoms could signify a recently acquired heart condition.

Heart failure: A sadly known cardiovascular diseases. Fatigue, shortness of breath, and swollen legs are the most common symptoms when the heart fails to perform its normal pumping function. The incidence of heart failure increases with age as the heart becomes more vulnerable to various injuries and cardiovascular diseases.

Coronary artery disease: also called coronary heart disease, or simply, heart disease, is the No. 1 killer in America, cardiovascular diseases affecting more than 13 million Americans. Heart disease is a result of plaque buildup in your arteries, which blocks blood flow and heightens the risk for heart attack and stroke. Pain in the left side of the chest or more commonly “chest tightness” (angina pectoris), especially if elicited by physical or emotional stress, is a very frequent symptom in the elderly, victims of cardiovascular diseases, and becomes more frequent with advancing age.

Hypertension: High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease. You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without cardiovascular diseases symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.

Cardiac arrhythmia: An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat - the heart may beat too fast (tachycardia), too slowly (bradycardia), too early (premature contraction) or too irregularly (fibrillation). Symptoms of arrhythmia include: (sometimes there are no symptoms) breathlessness, dizziness, angina, syncope (fainting, or near-fainting), fluttering in the chest, lightheadedness, sudden weakness, palpitation...

And many other cardiovascular diseases such as: peripheral vascular disease, hypotension, dyslipidemia, valvular heart disease  have been affecting the quality of life for older people. Although aging itself is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, we still advocate—irrespective of age—avoidance of smoking, promotion of physical activity, control of blood pressure, careful hypoglycemic therapy in diabetics, prevention of obesity, and all other measures that promote cardiac health.

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical help. MD24 House Call provide excellent Cardiological health care in your home through our Cardiology at home Services. With more than 40 full time clinicians at home, our Cardiology at home Services belong to the list of MD24 House Call services which are the best in Arizona.

Call us today to learn more about how our service can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home, there’s no additional fee for doctor’s home visits. We accept Medicare and most insurances. We accept patient self-referrals and work in conjunction with primary care physicians and caregivers. MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our web site www.md24housecall.com and click on the button that says “Request a Visit.”