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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Pulse: Get a clock with a second hand. Feel your pulse (can easily be felt at the neck, the thumb side of the wrist or the groin). Feel for the bumping aga ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate monitor: You can buy a heart rate monitor - no doubt available on line, but you can also just count your own pulse: either at your wrist, neck, or chest. Coun ... Read More
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Normal action: Require moisture for good contact just as at low altitude and can misfunction in cold temperatures which is more likely at high altitude.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
37 years experience Dentistry
Like your phone: Blue tooth is a wonderful thing. Electrical pulses that trigger your heart function are easy to detect and send to a wireless monitor. Units these d ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ecg monitor: We generally monitor not only heart rate but heart rhythm. This identifies rhythm disturbances which if present could disorder the state of perfusion ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Depend on : The condition of the patient and the reason for the monitoring. 1) simply by palpating the pulse and auscultating the heart. 2) pulse oxymeter- noninv ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chest strap: You can research some consumer websites or even look at ratings for the one you might be interested in. Read some consumer comments/ratings. The mos ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sounds high: A normal heart rate is generally between 60-200. If this is post hysterectomy, I would be concerned about post operative bleeding, if this heart rate ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Pretty good: however, it is mostly just a gimmick. There's no rocket science to measuring your pulse. You can either use the radial artery on your wrist (on the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out these: Links. Take care! http://m.rei.com/mt/www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/heart-rate-monitor.html. ht ... Read More

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