I had holter monitor test last week and found out everything was ok.
The reason for it was I had done a belly flop onto the floor and couldn't remember falling. I wasn't experiencing anxiety the day of the fall. Just fatigue from chopping ice two days before. I told my MD about the belly flop only because I thought it was a funny story. I was there for other reasons.
I think he said that 70% of the time results are ok, but there can still be a problem.
Anyone else hear that?
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I am sure by now your monitor is off and it is just going to be a case of waiting for the report. Using a Holter Monitor is very common and I am sure your report will be normal. A low heart rate does cause concern for some but as you stated you are very atheletic so that is the most likely cause for a low resting heart rate.
Because endurance athletes have strong hearts, they generally have low heart rates. As an analogy, consider a bricklayer lifting bricks. If his arm muscles are strong from lifting lots of bricks, he can move 10 bricks with each lift rather than just two or three. Similarly, if your heart muscle is strong thanks to running, it has a higher stroke volume, which means that it can pump more blood with each beat than an untrained heart. It can also pump the same amount of blood in a minute using fewer beats. The average resting heart rate of endurance athletes is around 50-60 beats per minute. I've seen reports, though, of a healthy athletes whose resting pulses were only in the mid 30's.
Yea, I took the monitor off Saturday evening. The tape and sand paper they used to remove hair (of which I had NONE on my chest) and the tape has left me blistered, with scars and very sore. I've been using neosporin w/pain relief for the last couple of days
I've also gone without my normal bras and that left side pain hasn't come back. I guess I'm going to have to get some new ones or just use sports bras until I reach my goal weight.
I dropped the monitor off this morning and they told me 3-4 days for results. I see my primary Dr on Wednesday. I'm glad too becasue my PMS symptoms are getting worse as I get older. I get extremely anxious, fatigued, irritated and ache all over. I live in a house full of males and they run for cover for a few days
I'm not sure they checked my potassium. I know they did all the cardic blood tests in the ER and my GI doc recently did CBC and CRP. All was normal. I've added a banana a day to my diet. My mom swears by them.
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