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    Old 01-10-2020, 09:22 AM   #1
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    SVT and fitness trackers - good or bad?

    I have been diagnosed with SVT for around a year now. I have an oxymeter that I use when I feel it coming on and I think it's pretty accurate. I do get panicked if it gets over 140 or if it won't come down when I try to convert. That is rare.

    I've been thinking about getting a cheap fitness tracker to monitor my HR on a more regular basis so I will know how long they last and how high they actually get and then provide this info to my doctor when I see him.

    I can get one with just a HR monitor or one with an ECG. I've read in scientific studies that none of them, including the Fitbit and Apple Watch are too accurate and vary either way some 30 bpm and none are medical grade.

    If I get one, I don't want it to cause me to obsess or panic. I wanted it basically for the information. I'd have to get a cheap one but I don't think there's a lot of difference really.

    Anyway, to my question. Those of you who use one, do you feel they are beneficial and do you have a brand recommendation and those who do not use them, do you feel it's best not to be constantly aware?

    Also, there's the constant radiation that all the watches have via bluetooth.
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    Old 01-10-2020, 11:26 AM   #2
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    Re: SVT and fitness trackers - good or bad?

    Having spoken to several doctors with this same question "Those of you who use one, do you feel they are beneficial and do you have a brand recommendation and those who do not use them, do you feel it's best not to be constantly aware?" ALL OF THEM have told me they are not accurate and NOT to use them because they will create health anxiety.

    I would continue doing what you are doing and skip the expense.
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    Old 01-10-2020, 11:39 AM   #3
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    Re: SVT and fitness trackers - good or bad?

    Thank you! Your reply makes a good deal of sense and pretty much has turned me off the idea.
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