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35 M with no risk factors, clean echo stress and lipids in Jan and several ekgs. Withing hr monitor shows irregular pulse. Is this reliable? Scared.

35 M with no risk factors, clean echo stress and lipids in Jan and several ekgs. Withing hr monitor shows irregular pulse. Is this reliable? Scared.

The monitor is: Most likely reliable in recording your heart rhythm however there are many different kinds of "irregular" pulse. Some are normal and some are potentially bad. With a normal stress, echo and lipids the odds are this is normal for you and not concerning. Ask your health care professional to review the monitor results with you and explain them. ...Read more

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Doc says I got pre mature irregular beats. Monitor didn't catch the vintricullar very fast beats. I'm scared it happens and won't stop 1day and kills me?

Doc says I got pre mature irregular beats. Monitor didn't catch the vintricullar very fast beats. I'm scared it happens and won't stop 1day and kills me?

PVC's Do Not Worry: Pvcs, or pre-ventricular contractions are an atypical variant in the population. It will not kill you! You should see your pcp for regular check-ups and possibly a cardiologist on occasion, per the advice of your pcp, but do not worry...Pvcs are very common and are not, in and of themselves, lethal. Be sure you wrote everything correct above, as I am going by what you said. ...Read more

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35 wks preg. Have low period like pain.1cm dilatd 30% effacd at 34wk appt. Had celestone (betamethasone).Calld midwife said monitor few hrs since irregular. Advice?

35 wks preg. Have low period like pain.1cm dilatd 30% effacd at 34wk appt. Had celestone (betamethasone).Calld midwife said monitor few hrs since irregular. Advice?

Not uncommon: Unless you have a history of preterm birth or are having regular contractions every 5 minutes, what you're experiencing isn't necessarily abnormal and your cervix may continue to stay 1cm open and 30% effaced all the way up until term. Just stay in close contact with your midwife and report any worsening in your symptoms. You already had celestone (betamethasone) so you're in good shape. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have supraventricular tachycardia, after ekg, and has ordered a 14 day event monitor and echo. Pulse irregular. Could anxiety cause this?

Dr. Says I have supraventricular tachycardia, after ekg, and has ordered a 14 day event monitor and echo. Pulse irregular. Could anxiety cause this?

Anxiety: Anxiety can release certain chemicals that can cause tachy-arrhythmias, but other important issues need to be evaluated to assess your condition. Good luck with the 14 day monitoring process. ...Read more

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My BP monitor has been showing irregular heartbeat. It's usually along with body ache or chest ache in 1 spot and feeling gassy. What could this be?

My BP monitor has been showing irregular heartbeat. It's usually along with body ache or chest ache in 1 spot and feeling gassy. What could this be?

Get checked: There are many different causes of irregular heart beats. Some are not serious, others can be life-threatening. Since your machine is noting the HR is irregular AND you are having chest symptoms I would get evaluated. If you have the symptoms right now, go to an urgent care or ER. ...Read more

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What causes my blood pressure digital monitor to give me an irregular hb symbol 1 out of 5 times I use it?

What causes my blood pressure digital monitor to give me an irregular hb symbol 1 out of 5 times I use it?

Can be normal.: The healthiest hearts display a variation of heart rate termed sinus arrhythmia; it's caused by the effects of ones nervous system on the heart. However, one can be having atrial or ventricular premature beats, or other arrhythmias, as well. Your doctor might be able to detect which it is or it may require a 24 hour monitor test to find the answer. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my BP monitor says I have an irregular heartbeat after exercising?

Should I be concerned if my BP monitor says I have an irregular heartbeat after exercising?

Heart monitor: Electronic monitors r sensitive - nl sinus arrhythmia maybe considered irregular or u maybe having pacs or pvcs (considered normal if infrequent in nl hearts). If really concerned you can have a treadmill stress test to check ur heart rhythm during exercise. ...Read more

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I am monitoring my monthly menstrual cycle and I'm having different cycle. January-34 days, February- 30 and March - 44. Is it considered as irregular?

I am monitoring my monthly menstrual cycle and I'm having different cycle. January-34 days, February- 30 and March - 44. Is it considered as irregular?

May be: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I noticed I have irregular heartbeat on my blood pressure monitor. Should I be concerned?

I noticed I have irregular heartbeat on my blood pressure monitor. Should I be concerned?

Irregular: The BP monitor isn't necessarily accurate at registering the cardiac rhythm. You should be checked by physician or an ecg test to see if there is an irregular rhythm. ...Read more

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What could have caused occasional 'irregular heartbeat' indication in Omron BP monitor for 57+ yr female? The reading shows BP 116/77 & pulse 69.

What could have caused occasional 'irregular heartbeat' indication in Omron BP monitor for 57+ yr female? The reading shows BP 116/77 & pulse 69.

Irregular heartbeat: BP machines are not really designed to detect abnormalities of heart rhythm. Causes may include machine error, sinus arrhythmia (i.e., normal), or arrhythmias such as premature contractions or atrial fibrillation. If there are no symptoms it is much less likely to be worrisome. If you have sustained palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, or lightheadedness then see a doc. ...Read more

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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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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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Cardiologist says I have premature irregular beats but I know the monitor didn't catch the really fast twitching heart beats. What are those?

PAC, PVC: A momentary feeling of a skipped beat is usually actually an early beat from the upper chambers (premature atrial), or lower chamber (premature ventricular). If it last longer than a single heart beat, it may represent a tachycardia. A longer duration heart monitor, such as an event recorder may be needed to actually catch it. Ask your cardiologist if this is necessary. ...Read more

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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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What cld cause an irregular heart beat symbol on an at home blood pressure monitor? I get one on a few of my readings. Ekg was normal 4 Months ago

What cld cause an irregular heart beat symbol on an at home blood pressure monitor? I get one on a few of my readings. Ekg was normal 4 Months ago

Real or not: We all have extra beats once in a while that might be interpreted by the BP machine as irregular heart beating. By age only, you are low risk for atrial fibrillation (the most common cause of irregular beats). If you are not feeling any chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness when the BP machine says you are "irregular", I wouldn't be too worry. But is symptoms, consult your doc again ...Read more

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When I goto sleep I have difficulty breathing, cold sweats and what feels like an irregular pulse, downward slope has 2 spikes on heart rate monitor.

When I goto sleep I have difficulty breathing, cold sweats and what feels like an irregular pulse, downward slope has 2 spikes on heart rate monitor.

Monitor: If you had your symptoms while wearing a holter monitor, the print out will show exactly what the heart rhythm was at the time. If there was a significant dysrhythmia it could explain a sensation of palpitations and shortness of breath. Sleep apnea is another possibility. Hypoglycemia is less likely. A sleep study may be indicated. A cardiologist should be evaluating and advising you ...Read more

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Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50's on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?

Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50's on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia with hypotension can cause dizziness but room spinning kind still usually from a vestibular source such as benign positional vertigo, labarynthitis, or other causes. You need a full history and exam thyroid levels holter monitor and expert cardiology consult today. ...Read more

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Getting irregular heartbeats on home BP monitor. Recent physical showed no issues. Is the potassium in Losartan 25mg causing this. Low heart rate 55.?

Getting irregular heartbeats on home BP monitor. Recent physical showed no issues. Is the potassium in Losartan 25mg causing this. Low heart rate 55.?

The accuracy of home: Monitors to assess rhythm is poor at best in particular at slow heart rates. The potassium in Losartan is less than what you get in a glass of OJ. Irregular heart beats can only truly be assessed with electrocardiography not pressure pulsemetry. I would suggest you ignore the monitor and continue your losartan as prescribed. Alert your health care provider if you have rapid heart beats. ...Read more

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Which are the best baby monitors?

Which are the best baby monitors?

Ones that work!: A good baby monitor is one that works at the appropriate range for you. Try it out. Does it work when baby is asleep in the bedroom and you are working in the kitchen? A monitor is not necessary, but some parents find it comforting and helpful to hear their baby during night and naptimes. Remember babies are noisy sleepers, so not all the noises you hear are them waking up and asking for you! ...Read more

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What are holter monitors?

What are holter monitors?

Tale recorder: Holter monitors are tape recorders that monitor your heart beat through out a 24 hour period. You are connected by wires or electrodes to a recorder that you wear for a day. It is done to determine if there are cardiac irregularities that the patient may or may not be aware. ...Read more

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What would a holt monitor show?

What would a holt monitor show?

Holter Monitor: This valuable test is designed to capture every heart beat one has over a 4 hour period. The computer can then analyze if there are any patterns or rhythms that are dangerous or unhealthy. It is a brilliant adjunct to diagnosis of heart disease and is used to both reassure and to diagnose many heart conditions. ...Read more

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Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

No: Baby monitors only help you keep your baby safe. It is your care in not leaving your baby unattended that keeps them safe. ...Read more

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How often are vitals monitored in icu?

How often are vitals monitored in icu?

It depends: Some pts are in the ICU because of the severity of their disease. They might need invasive ways to monitor their vital signs, which produce a continuous monitoring (i.e. Invasive BP monitoring). Some other pts are there because they may have a complication in the next few hours and they require a more often monitoring than in the regular floors, usually once per hour (i e some post-op pts). ...Read more