Who Prescribes Cardiac Monitoring?

by | Data, Sales planning

There are more than 16,000 physicians who perform some type of cardiac monitoring across the country, according to recent medicare data.  What makes these physicians difficult to identify is that they fall into various specialties. As one might expect, cardiologists are the group of specialists who prescribe cardiac monitoring the most:

  • Cardiology (10,833)
  • Internal Medicine / Family Practice (2,056)
  • Interventional Cardiology (1,479)
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (1,399)
  • Other (276)

These 16,000 physicians prescribe nearly 5,000,000 cardiac monitors annually, but what kinds of monitoring modalities are they using? Across the country, Holter monitors remain the most highly prescribed. Interestingly, Event Monitors, Long Term ECG and MCT appear to prescribed in similar volumes. The full breakdown of the cardiac monitoring mix:

Depending on your area of focus, there are opportunities to focus on physicians beyond cardiology, and to expand the usage of more complex forms of cardiac monitoring.

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