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Interpreting Cardiac Rhythm Strips
Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more
Would my two-lead event monitor pick up ischemia in normal rhythm (ie be able to identity if pain episodes are cardiac), or just rhythm abnormalities?
Final pathway: Ventricular fibrillation is the final step before a heart stops beating. Any heart that has not gotten enough blood flow or oxygen for a prolonged period of time will begin fibrillating followed shortly by asystole (no beating at all). In a sense, ventricular fibrillation is the final step every heart likely goes through before it stops beating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For Cardiac Patients, will you recommend a portable handheld ECG EKG monitor, And is one single channel enough or should get 3 channel Rhythm leads? Thank You.
No, I do not: Continuous self-monitoring of a heart rhythm is not helpful for any heart condition and is likely to be harmful by way of causing anxiety about the rhythm. For certain severe and unfixable arrhythmias, a pacemaker or implanted defibrillator would be recommended by a cardiologist, but a patient should never be monitoring his or her own ECG strip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I swear, i felt my heart stop before i passed out. I'm quite familiar with rapid heart rhythm, but not with such a cardiac arrest? What is that?
49yr old, when I slightly lift left arm, frequently my heart rhythm changes and flutters. In my 30's I had cardiac ablation for WPW,it was successful.
See cardio: Time to back to the cardiologist for exam and evaluation if this flutter ...Read more
I recently wore a monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please? 1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia (pr 0.14 sec). 2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6
ECG : The strip recorder is the printer for the monitor. ...Read more
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