"In September 2018, I was visiting a hospital specialist, so I asked the question: can such a small device be useful? The answer was clearly NO, saying these are single-channel devices, inaccurate, indicating nothing. "
The story of the two of us began two years ago:
Although I had been under regular specialist checkup for years at the time, I had a novel, unusual feeling about my heart due to a previous catheterization and stent implantation.
I’ve read about portable monitoring devices before, but I wasn’t preoccupied with shopping primarily because of the goods.
In September 2018, I was visiting a hospital specialist, so I asked the question: can such a small device be useful? The answer was clearly NO, saying these are single-channel devices, inaccurate, indicating nothing. (the doctor is older, extremely thorough, well-meaning, has been examining for several years)
However, despite the advice, the disturbing phenomena prompted — and my family encouraged — me to look for the opportunity to buy. (A discount promotion was also available!)
I bought WIWE! I started using and studying.
Of course, even without any expertise and experience, I saw that my ECG images were blurred.
I first went to the GP with my intensifying complaints and my phone. He thinks my complaints point to an arrhythmia. He picked up my phone in disgust and marveled at the striking ECG image there.
After a series of very severe malaise, I printed out 3-4 WIWE measurements and used to visit the former specialist again. Well this is clearly atrial fibrillation! How did you do this ECG? I said WIWE and of course I did NOT remember what you said 2 months ago!
He immediately started treatment with a blood thinner.
It was at this time that my appearance in the largest professional institution in the country, let's call it G.Gy., Became topical. Due to catheterization then 5 years earlier.
Of course, I took the printed pictures and the medical opinion about my condition.
To my surprise, my doctor there (a middle-aged specialist) wrote the following, which is kept in my outpatient journal: you do not have atrial fibrillation, taking blood-thinning medicine (Syncumar) is unreasonable. He said and described the image recorded by WIWE as “technically incomprehensible”.
Obviously, I couldn’t do anything else and I switched institutes. I got into the "Honvéd". There, a specialist unknown to me immediately asked for my phone after I showed him the printed data.
It was examined and since at the next control I “luckily” arrived with serious disturbances and the ECG device there confirmed the arrhythmia already indicated by WIWE, the treatment became more serious. I managed to get an appointment for an ablation within a few months, the surgery was successful.
I have been using the WIWE device regularly since then as I am not completely complaint free.
I find the device extremely useful. Of course, improvements would be needed, laymen like me would benefit from even more detailed help with the measured data.
I note that my “military” doctor (unfortunately only for his private clinic order) bought some pieces of the device. and in fact, GPs should buy a few of this useful little tool!
Realizing that the market has to live and make a living, it is unfortunate that the price of the device is high for the average potential user. In addition, it is precisely a significant part of the interested (60+) age group who are averse to the use of IT.