event monitor

denatrout1974
By denatrout1974 Latest Reply 2011-08-20 11:57:34 -0500
Started 2011-07-06 12:13:08 -0500

going fri to get an event monitor to wear for 3 weeks.never had to use one before.gonna figure out this syncope.


16 replies

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-08-18 23:49:43 -0500 Report

dena,

So what did the docs finally say about the monitor results? Enquiring minds want to know!

HH

denatrout1974
denatrout1974 2011-08-19 10:26:34 -0500 Report

well my heart is good but i have somthing called orthostatichypotesion,my bp is getting to low my mother in law sais they should be able to do something about it but he didnt say anything about it he just said to be carefull and come back in eight mths.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-08-19 22:57:56 -0500 Report

dena,

There are plenty of treatments and tactics that can be used to counter orthostatic hypotension. I am surprised your doc did not counsel you on these. "Be careful" is completely unacceptable and constitutes malpractice in my opinion. I'd use the eight months to find another doc!

HH

Lola68
Lola68 2011-07-09 16:28:56 -0500 Report

When I went to the ER they told me I was having PVC's and my new cardio docgtor put me on a 30 event "Loop" Monitor. So far I have recorded a couple of small events - 5 minutes - but thank God no big events that last about 45-60 minutes! Don't know what the treatment will be - only have one more week to go.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-07-10 08:22:45 -0500 Report

Lola,

Also ask about a 24-hr "Holter" monitor (sometimes used interchangeably with "Loop" monitor). It's how I got my PACs diagnosed. The Holter monitor does a continuous recording so no need to hit a button when you feel the ectopic heart beats.

HH

Lola68
Lola68 2011-07-10 08:50:13 -0500 Report

I had already done the 24 hour Holter Monitor and it gave an average of 80 beats per minute - some lower to 59 some higher to 110 when I was on the treadmill.
It did not capture any event because I did not have any that particular day - but two months later I had a big event and went to the ER where they discovered the PVC's via an EKG taken within 15 minutes of going to the ER. Went to a cardio doctor and he has put me on the Loop monitor - it has recorded some PVC which were milder then the event ones. What was your treatment of your PAC's? I have not had a "big event" - PVC's lasting 45-60 minutes again, so far.

Perplexed
Perplexed 2011-07-08 06:16:07 -0500 Report

Good luck getting some answers, dena. Actually, I found the event monitor rather interesting. Mine was via eCardio out of Texas. They were usually great about answering questions, even idle questions that just popped up out of curiosity. My cardiologist gave me a copy of the pertinent report pages (he knows I don't lilke being left out of the loop on anything).

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-07-08 18:04:09 -0500 Report

Dena and Perplexed,

I would dump any doc that does not answer my questions! Yup, the event monitor is a great tool and very interesting!

H

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-07-06 16:18:34 -0500 Report

dena,

Bingo, you are on the right track. I have had several event monitor studies to nail down my problem (PACs) and it was great to get a diagnosis that allows me to successfully deal with it!

I trust this will the first step in successfully treating your syncope.

HH

Lola68
Lola68 2011-07-09 16:30:19 -0500 Report

What was the treatment of PAC's? I have PVC's - but not had a diagnosed treatment yet. Still have one more week to go on the event monitor.