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Pace Makers Monitors
A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more
Pretty good: however, it is mostly just a gimmick. There's no rocket science to measuring your pulse. You can either use the radial artery on your wrist (on the thumb side) or your carotid artery on your neck (just in front of the muscle group on your neck) and then count the pulses over 15 seconds, multiply by 4 and that's your heart rate in beats per second. This will save battery time on your smartphone! ...Read more
Holter report supraventricul 24isolated ,2couple ,1 runs totally 3 beats, 3beats longest Run 81 bpm, 3 beats fasted run 81bpm, 1.7 second max R-R?
Depends on symptoms: Your findings may be considered normal. It depends whether you felt the symptoms prompting the holter placement, during the time that you wore the holter. Either way, a longer-term rhythm recording may be necessary. Call 911 if you develop shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, or a sudden onset rapid heart rhythm that doesn't resolve after 30 seconds, or recurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fitbit, Apple Watch, and every wearable seems to tout the ability to read heart rate. But how important is heart rate, really?
NoNeedIfYouCanCount: Well, if you didn't have one you'd be in a lot of trouble. On the other end, a per cent of maximal possible heart rate is used as a gauge of the degree of exertion. It stems from Cooper's Aerobic books and helps you monitor your overall fitness, as is the time after exercise to get back to your normal rate. At your age, shoot for about 150 and 20-30 beats decrease per minute after.Formulas online ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My Holter Monitor showed 1596 Bradycardia events (under 50 bpm) in 48 hours and 2356 pauses between 2.02-2.5 seconds. Lowest Heart rate was 27 .
Talk to cardiology: I am assuming that you have symptomatic bradycardia, and that was the reason you had a Holter study done. Now, I don't know how long your HR stayed at 27, but even 40 is too low. This isn't something that can wait, call your doctor and develop an action plan today. If after hours ask to speak to the on call doc for that office. ...Read more
Let me explain: There is some radiation exposure from body scanner, but I do not think there are dangerous in general. ...Read more
Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?
I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing is perfect: Nothing is perfect, and these devices are certainly not. It is amazing that usually, if the situation calls for defibrillation they correctly deliver the shock, and usually do not shock inappropriately. Unfortunately, due to the patient's disease status, defibrillation will not always succeed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What device monitors only anxiety and not excitement? wristbands that monitor heart rate variability can't tell the difference
Spire: One device is called Spire. It clips onto your belt or bra. It measures your breathing and you can watch your breath wave on your iPhone. When you get anxious you tend to breath faster. It syncs with your iPhone. It also measures your activity level. It comes with meditation instruction. Available on Amazon. See://bit.ly/28W8bpB ...Read more
Are home BP digital machines accurate? Mine keeps giving the irregular heart rate symbol at least once a day.
48 hr holter recorded 6 pvc's, 26 pac's but they seem to come with low HR, minimum HR 36, avg 65 pac's come in couplets mostly. I have MVP/trivial MR?
No worries: Your question makes me smile, because I have a personal connection with it. I also have mitral valve prolapse with slight mitral regurgitation, and a lifelong history (50 years) of Holter monitor studies showing PACs and PVCs in far greater numbers than you. I'm doing fine at age 72. So will you. Follow your cardiologist's advice but otherwise no worries. Best wishes. ...Read more
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