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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 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 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 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 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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What does a telemetry technician do?

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Cardiac (Definition)

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