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Cardiac Telemetry (Overview)

It is a heart monitor which provides live, "real time" data on heart rhythm. It can be done in the hospital or as an outpatient.


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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 (Overview)

It is a heart monitor which provides live, "real time" data on heart rhythm. It can be done in the hospital or as an outpatient.


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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

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What makes you get placed on a cardiac telemetry floor?

What makes you get placed on a cardiac telemetry floor?

Several: Any suspicion of a heart problem, you will be placed on a telemetry floor. Some reasons being palpitations, chest pain, arrhythmias, low heart rate or if someone in vasopressors like doubt amine/dopamine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiac telemetry?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac telemetry?

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

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What are the major differences between cardiac monitoring and telemetry?

What are the major differences between cardiac monitoring and telemetry?

None: Though i suppose any individual institution may vary their specific terminology, usually these things are synonymous. There is outpatient cardiac monitoring which has several variants, all of which boil down to "at home remote telemetry.". ...Read more

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In a hospital telemetry unit (for cardiac patients), who staffs it (i.E., what kinds of doctors and nurses)? If you get transferred to telemetry from another floor, does your doctor go with you?

In a hospital telemetry unit (for cardiac patients), who staffs it (i.E., what kinds of doctors and nurses)? If you get transferred to telemetry from another floor, does your doctor go with you?

Varies by location: A telemetry unit most frequently would have patients taken care of by cardiologists, internists, or family medicine doctors. The nurses on a cardiac unit should be acls (advanced cardiac life support) certified. If you physically move floors in a hospital, your doctor should remain the same. An exception may be a transfer to an intentive care unit- may have different doctors while you are there. ...Read more

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Can someone explain telemetry monitoring? What is a telemetry floor? My mother was a cardiac patient with a pacemaker and type 2 diabetic with an abnormal EKG and elevated cardiac enzymes. She was found unresponsive and cold and had suffered a m.I.. She a

Can someone explain telemetry monitoring? What is a telemetry floor? My mother was a cardiac patient with a pacemaker and type 2 diabetic with an abnormal EKG and elevated cardiac enzymes. She was found unresponsive and cold and had suffered a m.I.. She a

Monitoring technique: Telemetry is the constant monitoring of the heart by automatic transmission of data by wire or radio to remote sources. On your mom case from room to monitoring room. Use in high risk patients while in the hospital to monitor for complications. ...Read more

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Is telemetry the same. Thing as an ekg?

Is telemetry the same. Thing as an ekg?

Telemetry : Ecg teletype is remote ECG monitoring. The other thing you list doen't exist, or is phlebotomy performed with ECG monitoring. ...Read more

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I put on telemetry to myself, when sitting down it's normal rhythm. When i start doing something it goes into vtach should I see a cardiologist?

Self diagnosis ?: While VT is deadly, lead artifact is menacing. Clarify the rhythm and you will have clarified your question. ...Read more

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What does a telemetry technician do?

EKG tech: A telemetry technician prepares patients for cardiovascular procedures (i.e., ekg or stress test). ...Read more

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Is it hard sleeping in the telemetry unit?

Is it hard sleeping in the telemetry unit?

Hospital= poor sleep: Being in the hospital interferes with normal sleep patterns. The lights are on, there are buzzers and bells and nurses and others entering the room at all times of the day and night, in telemetry you have wires attached to you. Sleep is poorer for everyone in the hospital. ...Read more

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How do nurses or doctors tell when inpatient, non telemetry patients "code" ? Would they just find them deceased on their next round?

How do nurses or doctors tell when inpatient, non telemetry patients "code" ? Would they just find them deceased on their next round?

Yes: Nobody knows how much time we have left in this world. For patients in the hospital not critically ill, they can die in their sleep, just like you and I can die sleeping at home. A dead person could be found during the next staff rounding, if at the hospital. A "code" can be called, but a person who's been dead for more than a few minutes is not truly a "code" because he's really been dead awhile. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a progressive care unit and a telemetry unit?

Not much, really.: A telemetry unit has continueous ECG monitoring for its patients. A progressive care unit usually has telemetry, but since it may be a level of care between ICU and a regular medical floor, may have fewer patients per rn. There is no standard for progressive care, so it's up to the hospital to decide what the terms mean and what care is given. ...Read more

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Doc thought i had ectopic atrial tach and said excactly where the signal came from(left atria) so it shouldnt have been reentry tach right?(Telemetry)

Doc thought i had ectopic atrial tach and said excactly where the signal came from(left atria) so it shouldnt have been reentry tach right?(Telemetry)

Please read: I've found a reference just for you! As you can see, the overall prognosis is very good. Please read the introduction, discussion, and conclusions in particular:
http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/9/694.full.pdf ...Read more

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Can a doctor do a nurses job and duties (in the appropriate specialty, ie. Cardiologist and telemetry nurse)?

Can a doctor do a nurses job and duties (in the appropriate specialty, ie. Cardiologist and telemetry nurse)?

Can or should they?: The question is need and qualification plus training. While a doctor definitely has more academic qualifications than a nurse, they are trained differently for the jobs they are required to perform. A doctor would need training in monitoring telemetry equipment to be certified to work as a nurse in that specialty area to ensure poatient safety. ...Read more

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How common are cardiac arrests?

How common are cardiac arrests?

Too common.: Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die. ...Read more

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What are common cardiac abnormalities?

What are common cardiac abnormalities?

Heart abnormalities: go to this site and check it out:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage.jsp ...Read more

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What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

Future: In the future a cardiac interventional procedure may be in the cards. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of a cardiac emergency?

What are some of the signs of a cardiac emergency?

Chest pain: Chest pain which lasts for more than a few minutes pain which spreads to the arms, neck, jaw, or shoulders a feeling of "fullness or squeezing" in the chest fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath feeling of impending doom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiac?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac?

The Heart: Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such a substitution generally works. ...Read more

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How is sotall used and its side effectively in cardiac conversion?

How is sotall used and its side effectively in cardiac conversion?

Please see below: Sotalol is used to control rapid heartbeats and abnormal heart rhythms .

This medicine is a beta-blocker. It works by affecting the response to nerve impulses in certain parts of the body, like the heart. As a result, the heart beats slower and at a regular rhythm .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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What's cardiac output?

What's cardiac output?

Heart pump volume: The cardiac output is the volume of blood per minute pumped by the heart. Cardiac output is equal to heart rate multiplied by stroke volume (the volume of blood ejected with each heartbeat). ...Read more

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What is a cardiac catheter?

What is a cardiac catheter?

Specialized IV: Cardiac catheters are specially shaped ivs that are guided using wires are are capable of injecting contrast or meaduring pressures in the heart or heart arteries. ...Read more

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Why is cardiac rehab important?

Why is cardiac rehab important?

To improve outcomes: Exercize is a mandatory component of overall cardiovascular wellness. ...Read more

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What influences cardiac output?

What influences cardiac output?

Multiple things: Cardiac output is the product of heart rate in stroke volume. Thus, an increase in heart rate results in an increase in cardiac output. Stroke volume can be affected by changes in preload, afterload, and contractility (strength of contraction). Preload is "priming the pump". Afterload is the resistance to ejection during systole (contraction). ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more