Isn’t she beautiful?
During my December echo, my heart was again in A-Fib. I went back to the doctor’s office a couple days later for an EKG, and I was back in regular rhythm. Back and forth, up and down, left and right!
My cardiologist decided that he wanted me to wear the heart monitor for a 30-day period. Oh boy! I picked it up yesterday--- 29 days to go.
The TELErhythmics Heart Monitor is a constantly monitoring 2-lead EKG that records selectively. I have 2 leads on my chest that are connected by wires to this pager-looking/sized black device. It's constantly monitoring my heart, but only records when I press a button or when my HR goes over 150 or under 40. The 60 seconds prior to the trigger and the 30 seconds after are recorded and stored in the device as "events." The device can record up to 3 events, which are then transmitted VIA phone to some technicians at some company who send the short strips to my cardiologist. To do this, I call them from a land line, tell them about my symptoms during the event, and put the mouthpiece of the phone and press a button to send. The pager-ish device proceeds to make a scary fax machine screechy noise for several minutes and that's it. Then the events are cleared and the fun starts all over again.
Please say a few prayers for me. I appreciate them.
TELErhythmics, y’all !