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Cardiac Event Monitor (Overview)

Events that are rare which can be recorded with long term recording over weeks and months.


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How common is it for someone to need a cardiac event monitor?

How common is it for someone to need  a cardiac event monitor?

Depends: This is not an uncommon test ordered. It is used to see if any cardiac arrhythmia is associated with symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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Cardiac Event Monitor (Overview)

Events that are rare which can be recorded with long term recording over weeks and months.


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How well does an ECG cardiac event monitor work?

Very well, but: It's highly accurate if you happen to have the rhythm disturbance that is troubling you while you're wearing the monitor. The problem comes when you wear it for a specified time and then have symptoms after it comes off. (ever take your car in for a squeak and then it won't do it?) the monitor will catch any rhythm disturbance and if you mark it by pressing a button, special attention will be paid. ...Read more

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What are the numbers on the cardiac event monitor?

What are the numbers on the cardiac event monitor?

Depends on patient: Usual vital signs include heart rate, blood pressure (noninvasive and/or invasive), respiratory rate and oxygen saturations. Other numbers may include pressure measurements (intrancranial or intra-abdominal pressure, various pressures/output of the heart). ...Read more

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Cardiac event monitor help needed. Any online info?

Cardiac event monitor help needed. Any online info?

Yes: The national heart, lung, and blood institute (of the national institute of health) has the following web page for patients: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/holt/ if you have specific questions, please post them on health tap and we'll do our best to help. ...Read more

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Basic cardiac event monitor bought online. Any good?

Basic cardiac event monitor bought online. Any good?

Brand?: Brand and model? Generally, these aren't available for purchase to patients. They're expensive and usually lent by doctors' offices and hospitals. ...Read more

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How can I interpret my cardiac event monitor myself?

How can I interpret my cardiac event monitor myself?

Need training: You need to be trained in electrocardiography reading to properly read and interpret an ekg even a doctor need training to be able understand what the ekg is telling him/her. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a cardiac event monitor?

Depends: This is not an uncommon test ordered. It is used to see if any cardiac arrhythmia is associated with symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiac event monitor?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac event monitor?

Recording of events : Events that are rare which can be recorded with long term recording over weeks and months. ...Read more

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Cardiac event monitor if not covered vs buying a fit bit/ which is better?

Cardiac event monitor if not covered vs buying a fit bit/ which is better?

Depends: This all depends on what you're looking for. A fit bit is no substitute for a high quality event monitor as it lacks the ability to correlate specific rhythms with your symptoms, and provide high fidelity recordings. If all you're looking for start rate trends, perhaps the fit bit may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I run with a cardiac event monitor?

Can I run with a cardiac event monitor?

Event monitor: You should be able to run with an event monitor, although it is not clear as to why you are wearing the monitor. If it is because of a fast arrhythmia then you may see it when running or afterwards. If concerned you should check with the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Cardiac event monitor. How do I know if am I calling in too much?

Cardiac event monitor. How do I know if am I calling in too much?

Impossible: You can't call in too much. If you're having symptoms, let them know. ...Read more

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Wearing cardiac event monitor. Am I supposed to wear it while playing volleyball? Or should I take it off?

Wearing cardiac event monitor. Am I supposed to wear it while playing volleyball? Or should I take it off?

YES: Yes wear it with activity. This could be very helpful to establish a correlation with your symptoms and change in rhythm especillay if your symptoms are brought on with activity. ...Read more

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I had to wear a cardiac event monitor for a month and I still have the rashes. Any tips for getting them to go away?

I had to wear a cardiac event monitor for a month and I still have the rashes. Any tips for getting them to go away?

Hmm: Im sure you've washed the site already so I would start with some over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If still persists talk with your provider. Maybe you have a mild allergy to the adhesive. ...Read more

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How well does an ECG cardiac event monitor work?

Very well, but: It's highly accurate if you happen to have the rhythm disturbance that is troubling you while you're wearing the monitor. The problem comes when you wear it for a specified time and then have symptoms after it comes off. (ever take your car in for a squeak and then it won't do it?) the monitor will catch any rhythm disturbance and if you mark it by pressing a button, special attention will be paid. ...Read more

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Ecg vs cardiac event monitor--cannot afford to do both. Which is more informative?

Ecg vs cardiac event monitor--cannot afford to do both. Which is more informative?

Ecg: The two tests are different, ask you doctor which one is more likely to give the information the doctor requires to take care of you. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac telemetry floor used for?

What is a cardiac telemetry floor used for?

Heart rhythm monitor: This is a floor with the capability to monitor the heart rhythm of patients with conditions which might be associated with heart rhythm abnormalities (arrhythmias). ...Read more

Cardiac Telemetry (Definition)

It is a heart monitor which provides live, "real time" data on heart rhythm. It can be done in the hospital ...Read more


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