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24h ECG ~RJS~ Stockholm, Sweden 4528 posts
31st May '13

Has anyone done it? I'm going to do it sometime this summer. I went to the ER with heart issues about 6 weeks ago and have been tested for various things but they haven't found what it is. I have heart palipitations at odd times, so they're trying to catch it on an ECG.



If you had it done, what did you do during that day? Was it well hidden or could other people see it on you? How quickly did you get the results of it?

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
31st May '13

Is that the little machine that records what your heart is doing throughout the day?

~RJS~ Stockholm, Sweden 4528 posts
31st May '13
Quoting Katie♥Hippoand#2:" Is that the little machine that records what your heart is doing throughout the day?"


yup!

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
31st May '13
Quoting ~RJS~:" Has anyone done it? I'm going to do it sometime this summer. I went to the ER with heart issues about ... [snip!] ... did you do during that day? Was it well hidden or could other people see it on you? How quickly did you get the results of it?"



I did a 24 hour halter monitor and a 7 day one. It was a pain in the butt to wear, and deal with the icky sticky goo.
I did everything I normally would do, work etc...
If I had an event on the 24 hour one they had me hit the button to record it, then call it in over a landline phone. It's weird how it works. The results were in a few days.
I have tachycardia issues but in a normal sinus rhythm. So my symptoms are real, but benign. Hopefully, yours will be the same.

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
31st May '13

Okay my mum has had to do it a lot. She's got something wrong with her heart but they don't know what.



The gel that makes the electrodes stick she says is annoying and can get itchy.
You don't really notice it on her though. The one she has is like a pack that records everything her heart does while she is wearing it and it beeps when something has happened then I think she has to push a button to record it and it starts over. I don't know exactly how it works because I've never used it.



She just goes on with her day as normal.

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
31st May '13

I had to wear a 24 hour heart halter and it wasn't bad at all. Like others said, the gel is kind of annoying. I just went about my day normally (except for showering, lol) and the next day I went in to the cardiologist to give it back. Hope they figure out what's going on!

~RJS~ Stockholm, Sweden 4528 posts
31st May '13
Quoting The Blissful Six:" I did a 24 hour halter monitor and a 7 day one. It was a pain in the butt to wear, and deal with the ... [snip!] ... I have tachycardia issues but in a normal sinus rhythm. So my symptoms are real, but benign. Hopefully, yours will be the same."


Thank you! Good that yours was benign, I'm definitely hoping for that here, too. It would be good if it happens when I wear it, but I've gotten some kind of symptoms everyday now, but not the "bad" kind where I almost pass out...

~RJS~ Stockholm, Sweden 4528 posts
31st May '13
Quoting Katie♥Hippoand#2:" Okay my mum has had to do it a lot. She's got something wrong with her heart but they don't know what. ... [snip!] ... it and it starts over. I don't know exactly how it works because I've never used it. She just goes on with her day as normal."


Ah good, but sucks with the itching. I itch bad enough as it is! lmao