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If someone is on IV dilantin, should they be placed on a cardiac monitor?

If someone is on IV dilantin, should they be placed on a cardiac monitor?

Possibly: Some sources suggest IV dilantin can prolong the QT interval of the heart. If someone is predisposed to QT prolongation, or on other medications that could be affected by Dilantin and increase the risk, then it's reasonable to at least get periodic EKG's to check the QT interval. In this case, EKG's may be more important than telemetry monitoring. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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How do a EKG and a cardiac monitor differ?

How do a EKG and a cardiac monitor differ?

Almost the same: Electrocardiography is an interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time. Used to measure the rate and rhythm of the heart, size an position the heart chambers, presence of damage to the heart etc. It's use as a tool for cardiac monitoring in icu, hospitals and at home too like holter test. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a ECG (ekg) strip recorder and a cardiac monitor?

What are the differences between a ECG (ekg) strip recorder and a cardiac monitor?

Not much: In general, they all assess the electrical activity of the heart. They differ in the number of leads they have and in the circumstances one would use them. The higher the number of leads the better the assessment of the electrical system and clues to the anatomy of the heart. ...Read more

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I have to have an insertible cardiac monitor where I won't be able to have MRIs. Can I use walker near it also can I use one of the recliners that up?

I have to have an insertible cardiac monitor where I won't be able to have MRIs. Can I use walker near it also can I use one of the recliners that up?

Implantable monitor: The MRI causes problems with the metallic object in the body because of the strong magnetic field. The walker and the recliner aren't in the same magnetic field league. As such no problem with their use in a patient with a metallic device implant. ...Read more

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Idk what's this pain by my heart d: i had a cardiac monitor 2 days ago and everything was fine? Any ideas?

Idk what's this pain by my heart d: i had a cardiac monitor 2 days ago and everything was fine? Any ideas?

Not arrhythmia: If you had chest pain while wearing the monitor, it means your chest pain was not from or related to an irregular heart beat. They may also be able to evaluate your st segments on the monitor, which can indicate a possible blood flow problem. Other testing may be necessary, like a stress test. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm in a public hospital, should I be on another ward, with 24 hour cardiac monitor?

What do you advise if I'm in a public hospital, should I be on another ward, with 24 hour cardiac monitor?

Advice: Answering this questions requires a lot more information. You haven't said what is the reason you're in the hospital in the first place and more details than that are necessary. ...Read more

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Can a 48 hour heart monitor distinguish between anxiety caused Regular palpitations and cardiac abnormality? How?

Can a 48 hour heart monitor distinguish between anxiety caused Regular palpitations and cardiac abnormality? How?

Yes it can: Anxiety can cause the heart to race, much like exercise. This can be distinguished using the heart monitor from other cardiac rhythm abnormalities (arrhythmias) ...Read more

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Normal recent ekg and echo but hosp cardiac monitor showed an episode of nonsustained vtac or 6 pvcs. Felt nothing but worried.

Normal recent ekg and echo but hosp cardiac monitor showed an episode of nonsustained vtac or 6 pvcs. Felt nothing but worried.

Cardiology: 27 year old lady with recent EKG in hospital that showed non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. You need to visit a cardiologist promptly for a full history and exam. If you had a run of ventricular tachycardia the cause may be from a heart valve problem, electrolyte abnormality, long QT int. Cardiologist may order ZIO wireless patch, blood work, electrophysiology. Feel faint, chest pain call 911 ...Read more