Dr. Richard P. Borge, M.D. is the First in PA to Implant BioMonitor 2 Cardiac Monitor

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Dr. Richard P. Borge, M.D. from AMS Cardiology is the first cardiologist in Pennsylvania to implant the insertable cardiac monitor BioMonitor 2.

"By offering our patients innovative, advanced remote monitoring of cardiac events, we are able to more effectively detect, diagnose and treat concerns before stroke occurs." - Dr. Richard P. Borge

Dr. Richard P. Borge, M.D. from AMS Cardiology is the first cardiologist in Pennsylvania to implant the insertable cardiac monitor BioMonitor 2. The device allows patients to undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans with ProMRI® technology.

BioMonitor 2 is a remote cardiac monitor that is designed to provide physicians with the ability to accurately detect and diagnose heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillations, and syncope. BioMonitor 2 can also be used to monitor atrial events in patients who have undergone ablation procedures.

“Every year patients and families are impacted by unexpected stroke—stroke that occurs with no known cause. We want to help minimize this in our community, for our patients,” said Dr. Richard P. Borge, M.D. from AMS Cardiology. “By offering our patients innovative, advanced remote monitoring of cardiac events, we are able to more effectively detect, diagnose and treat concerns before stroke occurs. BioMonitor 2 is easily inserted and provides continuous wireless monitoring providing peace of mind for patients and families. This is another example of the quality care we’re committed to providing to our patient community.”

BioMonitor 2 has a capacity of more than 60 minutes of electrocardiogram (ECG) recording time and Intelligent Memory Management. This ensures that the most relevant events are available for review. BioMonitor 2 is capable of transmitting up to 6 subcutaneous ECGs daily via BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring.

The device is inserted through a minimally invasive process with local anesthesia. While providing unmatched sensing amplitude that ensures reporting accuracy, the device provides a flexible antenna and positioning, adapting easily to a patient’s anatomy. BioMonitor 2 also features BIOTRONIK’s ProMRI technology; ensuring patients have access to full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as needed.

Dr. Richard P. Borge, M.D. is a board certified, cardiac electrophysiologist who has been in clinical practice since 1998. He specializes in all aspects of cardiac electrophysiology including complex ablation and device implantation. Dr. Borge is the medical director of the Heart Rhythm Center at Abington Memorial Hospital, which he helped create specifically for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. His research interests include home monitoring of cardiac devices, improving safety of device implantation and surgical/catheter-based treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Patients interested in learning more about the FDA approved insertable cardiac monitor, BioMonitor 2, can contact AMS Cardiology at (215) 517-1000 or visit https://amscardiology.com.

AMS Cardiology has a team of skilled and experienced cardiologists, mid-level providers, nurses and technologists. Abington Medical Specialists provide the highest level of care to heart patients. The specialty physicians are trained in many of the latest and most unique approaches to cardiac diagnosis and treatment. The expert staff performs a comprehensive array of invasive and non-invasive diagnostic testing for both inpatients and outpatients at Abington Memorial Hospital’s Pilla Heart Center.

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