I was just wondering if anyone can help me. I have been having some problems with my heart....possibly tachycardia. Anyway my doctor wants me to wear a 30 day event monitor. I go a couple days after Christmas to pick it up. I was wondering if anyone has ever had one of these, and if so how do they work? Do you have to wear them 24/7? If anyone has any info that would be great. Thanks!
Yep had one in Nov....yes you are suppose to wear them 24/7 however you can only call in an event once a day. These monitors only record when you hit the record button, and if your heart isnt doing what you wanted to record you can erase and try again. Once I had made my one call for the day I didnt wear the monitor again until the next day, and never at night. Of course my symptoms were few and far between, and there were days when I didnt put it on at all until I started to have some palps...I would make a recording and take it back off...Of course they tell you to wear it all the time, but the truth is....you cant make several a day as it doesnt work that way...so I would wear it and pick the worst event and call it in...then let it go until the next day. I hope this helps.
I had one last year. The monitor could hold up to three events, so if I could not get to a phone right away to call one in that was ok. I could call in as many events in a day as I wanted. I obviously did not wear it in the shower, and I chose not to wear it while I was sleeping. It is kind of annoying to wear one, but well worth it! I wish you luck!
I had one last month and it was definitely worth it. You can record as many events per day as you want, just one at a time. Once you transmit the event you erase it and then it's ready to go again. It is very lightweight, no different than wearing an ipod clipped to you. I wore it all the time except for in the shower and it was no big deal. Since I got my tachy mostly while I worked out, I always wore it to the gym. It recorded everything well and my dr. was able to come to the conclusion that it was only PSVT and nothing else serious. He did do an echocardiogram too and I had a heart scan to check for possible calcium deposits. Those came back perfect, so all the info together was conclusive. Good luck.