Yup, yup, I was just recently script
ed a 30 day event monitor and then a 21 day event monitor and both times before they sent the monitor (eCardio out of TX) they specifically asked if I have ever had a rash or other reaction to the electrodes (the patches) and since I hadn't they then told me if I developed a rash or itch or redness, etc. to call them and they would immediately send something else to use. I don't remember what.
And when eCardio says immediately they aren't kidding. I talked to them the one day in the afternoon and the next MORNING I had the event monitor (TX to MI) overnight by Fed Ex.
I haven't minded the event monitor at all. Its kind of a neat gadget. I don't have to press a button to alert them to an "event" and write down what I was doing at the time. The monitor records any events and reports them to eCardio via wireless and if it is a serious or critical event they immediately call you and your cardiologist or ordering doctor. At that time they ask you what you are/were doing and the cardiologist determines whether you should call 911 for an amublance to go to ER or whatever.
We aren't in the best of cellular areas. Often I can't use my cell phone until I drive 2 miles north of the house. These event monitors evidently has a stronger reach as only once has there been a problem for it to send a recording to eCardio and it just stored the recording to send at a later date. If it is a serious event I "think" that it can start screeching and alert you even if you are sleeping. I forget whether I read that or not, I think I did. You CAN also manually send them a recording by calling them then pushing the button and sending the recording via your landline.
Its only slightly larger than a cigarette pack, not particularly heavy and it tells you if it is monitoring, recording or reporting on the LCD screen. It also tells you how low the battery is getting, how many recordings it is storing if it is storing any and the strength of the wireless signal. It really is kind of a neat, interesting gadget and the folks at eCardio are great if you call them for any reason. 24 hours a day.
I'm sure there are other companies like eCardio out there but this is the only 2 times I've been scripted an event monitor. I sure like it a lot better than when they were provided by our local hospital w/the old you have to push the button and write down what you were doing and decide for yourself whether to call the doctor or go to ER or whatever. My neighbor had to do that just last year. Sometimes progress is good!
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 12/16/2010 11:45:23 AM (GMT-7)