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Understanding What ECG Monitoring Tools Mean for MPN

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Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients can add ECG monitoring tools as part of their care. Watch to learn about ECG monitoring tools, their value in MPN care, and future developments from ECG monitoring tools.

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ECG monitoring tools or those that monitor electrocardiography – electrical activity of the heart – are another helpful tool in monitoring patients of all kinds, including cancer patients. Recent technology advancements have brought ECG monitoring beyond wearable vests and into wearable wristbands and e-skin technologies.

Monitoring patient health involves several aspects with heart health being on the monitoring list. With the advancements in ECG monitoring tools, myeloproliferative (MPN) patients can now have heart monitoring with some advantages. Patients can skip the risks of exposure to viruses and potential infections in clinic settings while also saving valuable time, energy, and travel costs.

Wearable ECG monitoring tools are already reliable, and the technologies will only become more precise as they are used more over time. Some patients who have wearable devices linked to their cell phones have the ability to automatically notify their emergency contacts in the event of concerning heart activity. Automated notifications like this are likely to become more common as technology improves.

Please remember to ask your healthcare team what may be right for you.