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The VetChek ECG monitor now includes an optional Windows tablet pre-installed with software for mobile display

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VetChek in hanging pouch with skin clips, chest probe and temperature sensor

Miniature wireless ECG, respiration and temperature monitor…A step closer to the paperless practice.

  • Wireless monitors now include a Windows tablet for mobile display  
  • ECG interpretation software included 
  • Use for diagnostic ECG and pre-surgical screens
  • Use in critical care and recovery monitoring*
*”The postoperative period was the most common time for dogs, cats and rabbits to die usually within three hours of surgery…greater patient monitoring and management during this time period is recommended.”
 
*The risk of death: The Confidential Enquiry into Small Animal Perioperative Fatalities, Brodbelt, et al., Veterinary Anaesthetics and Analgesia, 2008, 35, 365-373.  Post-surgical deaths.pdf 
 

Vmed wireless monitors now Integrate with AVImark®

VetChek Flyer  (Access to PDF literature requires the free Acrobat Reader.)Wireless Products Overview

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VetChek with accessories and optional 10″ tablet

Go Wireless…Go Digital with Vmed Bluetooth wireless monitors.  Bluetooth is virtually free of interference and is omnidirectional to a range of 100 meters, line of sight.  Main controls except keyboard entry are at the patient’s side.  Save space, eliminate cables and store files automatically.  Vmed monitors link to your Windows desktop, laptop or tablet computer to display real-time patient monitoring waveforms and digital data on your computer screen.  Monitor up to seven patients on one computer.  Files may be retrieved for waveform analysis, transmission via email or printed in a concise report.  All hardware, software and monitoring accessories are provided with our multi-parameter patient monitor and our ECG monitor as described below.  Works best with Windows 7, 8 and 10 computers.

Features and Benefits

  • Print ECG files  See ECG Print
  • Email native files or PDF report to cardiologists
  • Compatible with Windows XP (Service Pack 2) through Windows 10                                                                                                                            Web
  • Miniature size eliminates clutter
  • Display ECG and respiration waveforms, heart rate, respiration rate and temperature
  • Eliminates troublesome wires and bulky equipment
  • Use for diagnostic ECGs, surgery, post-op/critical care and ambulatory monitoring
  • Operating range up to 100 meters
  • Omnidirectional and virtually interference free
  • Automatic storage of vital signs and ECG waveforms
  • Track the status of multiple patients on a remote central computer with as many as seven monitors on a single computer
  • Protective hanging pouch provides a convenient attachment to kennel or surgery table
  • Most controls are accessible from the patient’s side
  • Remote printing to your computer printer

 Standard Accessories

Optional Accessories

Use in the exam room for pre-surgical screens and routine examinations.

VetChek can be used in the exam room to screen for heart abnormalities that may cause problems before, during and after surgery.  ECG screens add value to the initial and subsequent annual exam and often allow the practitioner to find defects that support  follow on care.   Dr. Larry Tilley, a cardiology consultant, states that no other diagnostic test, including ultrasound, can accurately determine the source of various arrhythmias and conduction abnormalities as is done with ECG testing.  Lead II is all that is needed in most cases; you can do away with complex lead analysis, axis shifts and perfect positioning of the pet.  “The majority of veterinarians can interpret their own ECG by simply focusing on the heart rate and the cardiac rhythm.”  For difficult cases, the ECG printout can be emailed directly to cardiology-based services for quick and inexpensive interpretations to determine the necessary course of action. The handy contoured chest probe makes exam room ECGs a snap.  By simply placing the probe over the chest wall, the three built-in electrodes produce a quick, clean signal.  The fear of the animal patient getting tangled in wires and cables is no longer an issue either. A modest procedure charge provides excellent investment payback.

Artifact suppression and low noise electronics offer the cleanest, most readable ECG trace possible.  When this quality is combined with a virtually interference-free wireless connection to your computer, the result is an ECG system with a large screen display that can be easily seen from across the room.  ECG rhythm strips are a snap with the unique Vmed chest sensor or use the included low force skin clips for diagnostic quality traces.  ECG information, including clinic and patient identification, ECG trace, heart rate, chart speed, gain, etc. can all be displayed, saved to a file and stored on your computer without the hassle of downloading, all from the battery-operated, hand-held unit.  (See the clinical papers page for a description of hand-held ECG in veterinary practices). Available with or without  ECG interpretation software.

“The majority of veterinarians can interpret their own ECG’s by just simply focusing on the heart rate and what is the actual rhythm-using just one lead such as Lead II.  All the other leads are used for mean electrical axis along with the size of the complexes which sometimes can help to determine heart chamber enlargement, but usually not accurate. The best way to determine heart enlargement in animals is with a chest X-ray or echocardiogram.”  Larry Tilley, DVM, DACVIM

“ECG’s have been under-utilized in most veterinary practices.  With the advent of new hand-held ECG screeners and monitors, and the simplification of interpreting results, ECG screening should become a standard component of wellness exams and pre-anesthesia procedures, just as in human medicine”.  The Business of Veterinary Medicine, Steve May, Editor

“Cardiomyopathy can be diagnosed up to 2 years before becoming clinically evident by finding VPC’s on the Lead II ECG according to a recent report”. R.E. Whitford, DVM

 “Every practice needs two ECG machines, an ECG screener in the exam room and an ECG monitor in the surgical room.  No other diagnostic test can accurately determine the source of various arrhythmias and conduction abnormalities as the ECG”.  Larry Tilley, DVM, DACVIM
 
“I find an ECG abnormality or an audible murmur on auscultation in about 1 out of 25 seemingly healthy cats.”   Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DAPVP
 
Use in surgery for ECG, temperature and respiration monitoring

For surgery monitoring the PC-VetChek , when used with an optional esophageal probe, becomes a large screen patient monitor displaying digital heart rate, respiration rate, temperature as well as ECG and respiration waveforms. Fully programmable alarms and other settings are available in the PC-Display software. A protective hanging pouch can be mounted on the surgery table, accessory cart or IV pole.  Bothersome monitoring wires and cables are no longer an issue in surgery.

Capabilities and Characteristics

  • Use in exam room, surgery and recovery
  • Omnidirectional and virtually interference free wireless connection
  • Uses 2 AA batteries for 42 hours of battery life
  • Save ECG information to file for later review
  • Email ECG files to third parties
  • Most control functions including printing available from the patient’s side
  • Print ECG scale, sweep and patient documentation on plain paper from your computer See ECG Print Report
  • Input clinic and patient information for print report
  • Selectable High/Low heart rate and Low temperature alarms
  • Select chart speed, gain, grid, R-wave markers, beat tone, alarms and more
  • Tracks heart rate to 800 beats/min
  • Trend graph
  • Automatic storage of vital signs
  • Simply install software and plug the miniature Bluetooth adapter into your USB port

Computer Requirements for Wireless Monitoring

Windows XP (minimum of Service Pack 2):

  • CPU: Minimum 1GHz
  • MEMORY: Minimum 1 GB (for 1-2 concurrent monitoring sessions)
  • VIDEO:  Minimum 64 MB Graphics Memory
  • VIDEO RESOLUTION: Minimum 800×600 (1024×768 or higher recommended)
  • PORTS:  Spare USB 1.1 or higher (for Bluetooth USB Adapter, unless computer has built-in Bluetooth)

Windows 7-10

  • CPU: Minimum 1 GHz
  • MEMORY: Minimum 1.5 GB (for 1-2 concurrent monitoring sessions)
  • VIDEO:  Minimum 128 MB Graphics memory
  • VIDEO RESOLUTION: Minimum 1024×768
  • PORTS: Spare USB (for Bluetooth USB Adapter, unless computer has built-in Bluetooth)

Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10 are acceptable.

Please read this if you have or are considering using a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet with your Vmed device.

Download our PC-Display DEMO software to try at no charge.  Downloads