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Re: 30 day event moniter for myheart

Re: 30 day event moniter for myheart

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Posted by tuuli385 on November 23, 2000 at 21:54:45:

In Reply to: Re: 30 day event moniter for myheart posted by tuuli385 on November 22, 2000 at 21:59:26:

: : : hello everyone, I have been lurking for a long time and actually did post a
: : : few times about my diagnoses with postural orthostatic tachycardia.. i had
: : : an appt with my cardio today and my meds still are not working.. i am on
: : : atenolol .. they have tried florinef... and toradol on me and nothing is
: : : working!! So finally my doc has decided to run more tests on me to see if he
: : : properly diagnosed me... the only test that have been done are several
: : : ekg's, and echocardiagram a tilt table test and they just did a thyroid
: : : test today.. they have also done an adrinalyn test .. all were normal except
: : : the tilt table.. it made me pass out and gave me an extreamly high heart
: : : rate.. anyways.. i go back to the cardio on monday and he is gonna put me on
: : : a home 30 day moniter where i call in and report everything that happens or
: : : what i feel.. he told me that it is a little different than a holter moniter
: : : so i was wondering if anyone could give me some info about this test..what
: : : its like? how does it work? where are the leads connected and how do they
: : : stay attached? what do you do when its time to bathe?

: : : Thanx so much,
: : : Teresa

: Hi teresa, I had one of those 30 day monitors. I only had two "electric wires" attached to the lead pads, one just under the collar bone and one under the breast. When I took a shower, I disconnected the wires but left the pads in place. Every few days the pads had to be replaced because it started itching under them... The monitor I had , had room for 6 episodes and after that (or before) I dialed a phone number and transmitted whatever was on the tape. Pretty simple, really.The monitor looks like a pager and attaches onto your waistband. It will record only if you press a button. I did not have it on at night since obviously I was not awake to press a button if there was an event.

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