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Old 12-05-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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Cardiac Monitoring

Hi, all,

Does anyone here find that they monitor heart rate all day, terrified that they're going to have a heart attack?

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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Re: Cardiac Monitoring

Originally Posted by BrandonMFT View Post
Hi, all,

Does anyone here find that they monitor heart rate all day, terrified that they're going to have a heart attack?
I'm not terrified I'm going to have a heart attack, but yes, I do check my pulse multiple times every day. I tend to worry more about cancer/rare diseases a lot more than my heart or lungs.

Old 12-06-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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Re: Cardiac Monitoring

I did for a long time because i knew there a problem. then i had an a heart attack. holter monitor test told me hy heart was doing odd things when ekgs missed them. many. i had a bad sense of foreboding monsth up the attack and out a wierd experience hours before it happened. i no longer watch it like i did. wish i had a holter test sooner. i now know it is not good but not as bad as i thought. i go on with my life.. i got a stethoscope could hear my pvcs and got a dr to leave an ekg on longer. but still had the attack. dr thought i had a few pvcs 30 per of my heart is that and tachy when i relex. ifyo are worried go see a cardio doc.

Old 01-01-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Re: Cardiac Monitoring

I do it constantly. I used to just worry about dropping over dead of a heart attack. But recenty I am checking my pulse rate constantly.

Old 01-07-2011, 08:37 AM   #5
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Re: Cardiac Monitoring

That's me! I descretley check my pulse literally all day long. I am also obsessed with checking my blood pressure. I have my own machine here at home. Heart attack is in my list of heart worries. For me, #1 is having a deadly dysrythmia, then having heart attack, then having heart disease. I notice every skip and everything my heart does! I hate it!

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