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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
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How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

Fetal Monitor: For non medical people, the best way is place the monitor below the umbilicus and sweeps on either side of the lower abdomen until you hear heart beat. Whereever you pick up heart keep the monitor there. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Renee Harris
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I went at 16 weeks and they had trouble finding the fetus heart beat is this normal or should I be worried I bought a heartbeat monitor & nothing ($24?

I went at 16 weeks and they had trouble finding the fetus heart beat is this normal or should I be worried I bought a heartbeat monitor & nothing ($24?

No: It can be difficult to find the fetal heart rate when it is little, and it is nothing to be worried about. In 2-4 weeks you should be able to feel fetal movement and that should be reassuring. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis afterwards, but I often can't breathe and have an irregular, fluttering heart beat?

I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis afterwards, but I often can't breathe and have an irregular, fluttering heart beat?

More monitor?: If symptoms did not occur while you were wearing the monitor, you may need a longer monitor. If symptoms did occur with your monitor you do have a diagnosis. Should check with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How does a 30 day event monitor determine the diff. Between movement and irregular heart beat?

How does a 30 day event monitor determine the diff. Between movement and irregular heart beat?

Different patterns:: So-called "movement artifacts" don't change the spacing of the qrs spikes and the t waves that follow, and arrhythmia does. ...Read more

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Dr. Forrest Jones
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Occassionally, can feel heart beat when go to bed. Lasts a few nights. Rate 75. Been checked by cardiologist. Echo, monitor. Found nothing. Causes?

Occassionally, can feel heart beat when go to bed. Lasts a few nights. Rate 75. Been checked  by cardiologist. Echo, monitor. Found nothing. Causes?

Heart awareness: You probably have a benign heart awareness, where you can from time to time perceive ("feel" or "hear") your heart beating. Your heart rate of 75 is fine, and your tests were fine as well. No worries. ...Read more

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Dr. Leslie Fleischer
Board Certified, Cardiology
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How many times should my heart beat in a minute? My blood pressure monitor says 63 and it is usually in the 90.

How many times should my heart beat in a minute? My blood pressure monitor says 63 and it is usually in the 90.

60-100: The normal heart rate is 60-100 and depends on a multitude of factors including emotional state, sensory input, and the amount of exercise at the time. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I take deralin 10 2x a day, i've had holter monitor n ultrasound of d heart. All fine but i still have the missed heart beat. Why?

I take deralin 10 2x a day, i've had holter monitor n ultrasound of d heart. All fine but i still have the missed heart beat. Why?

Most skipped heart: Beats are benign especially in young people. If not accompanied by other symptoms like passing out, dizziness , chest pain, fatigue and headaches, these skipped beats are not of concern. Discuss with your dr for any concerns or questions. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis. I often can't breathe well and have chest pains and irregular, fluttering heart beat?

I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis. I often can't breathe well and have chest pains and irregular, fluttering heart beat?

If you had: Those feelings,you get often,several times during the week ,you were wearing the monitor,and pushed the button,and no arrhythmia was seen on the monitor?If so,this is likely not your heart.Have you considered panic attacks?Continue to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

BP monitoring: It is best to use an arm cuff blood pressure automated monitor for the best accuracy, but the wrist monitor may give an estimate. Compare its reading with an accurate pharmacy blood pressure machine or manual cuff pressure measured by a health care worker. Calibration for under or overestimation this way may help. ...Read more

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