Has anyone tried the new disposable holter monitor?

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Swanfleweast
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   Posted 3/27/2007 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering If anyone has tried this yet. I think it is called Cardia Super.(single use patient event recording kit)I have to where it for 30 days and I am so happy because it is so small. I couldn't imagine wearing the bigger one for 30 days. Any symptoms I have, I just hit the record button, then call a number and put the receiver of the phone on the little machine and it sends the signals to them. Then you get to talk to them after and they ask you your symptoms, and what were you doing. They get the results right there. So if you are having serious problems they will tell you if you need to go to the er.
By the way I have had myositis on the heart muscle and I am having some pretty bad heart palpatations. We are trying to see if these palps are normal arrythymias or a/fib.
thank you,
Lori
 Diagnosis: Fibro:11/04, RA:3/06, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all of the above caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse:1/07, Heart Murmur:1/07 said I was born with it. IBS:1992,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Mobic, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Robaxin, Nortriptyline, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 

maxx
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   Posted 3/27/2007 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lori,

Is it showing anything yet?  I can't seem to get mine "caught" on any kind of holter!  Good luck with it, though I've never heard of it! 

MAXX


Swanfleweast
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   Posted 3/27/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Maxx,
How are you doing today?
Yes they tried it at the docs office when they first put it on and my they told the nurse that my heart rate was 120..
yesterday, I felt the palps so I recorded it, but they didn't say they were high or not. Haven't had any yet today..I'll keep posting to see if they say anything to me...I guess I was the 3rd person in my Dr.s office to get it...
Lori


 Diagnosis: Fibro:11/04, RA:3/06, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all of the above caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse:1/07, Heart Murmur:1/07 said I was born with it. IBS:1992,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Mobic, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Robaxin, Nortriptyline, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 

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maxx
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   Posted 3/28/2007 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori,
 
Is 120 for a heart rate high for you?  Mine actually feel like extra or missed beats.  They drive me nuts!  What do you think they will find with the disposable monitor that they could'nt find with the regular?  Hope it works for you.  Maxx

Swanfleweast
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   Posted 3/28/2007 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Maxx,
I have never tried the regular one. This is my first time having to wear one. Yes the rate of 120 is fast but I usually get close to 200's. I haven't noticed any missed beats. But I do have alot of symptoms with them, like dizzy, light head, sweats, dull burning ache in the heart area and of course the palps.
Maybe you can ask to see if you can wear yours for a longer time. I really was suppose to wear this for only a week but when I got there she said a month...oh well what can I do..Yes these things are nerve wrecking but I do not panic over them..I just make sure they are going to slow down.. Sometimes mine last for hours at a time...what about yours??
Thanks for you response :)
Lori
 Diagnosis: Fibro:11/04, RA:3/06, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all of the above caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse:1/07, Heart Murmur:1/07 said I was born with it. IBS:1992,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Mobic, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Robaxin, Nortriptyline, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 

maxx
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   Posted 3/28/2007 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori, mine last for days, on and off.  I am actually going to see a cardiologist on Friday who specializes in the electrical conduction of the heart. 
 
I am trying not to sweat them anymore; sometimes I just tell them to "get lost".  That's why I find this forum so helpful.  It helps me cope with them. 
 
Do you have  diagnosed tachycardia?  It must be really annoying to have your rate get up so high.
 
Take care, Maxx

Swanfleweast
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   Posted 3/28/2007 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Maxx,
I pretty much get mine every day. Good I'm glad you are seeing a cardiologist. My cardiologist said that it may be the electical conduction of my heart that may be not functioning correctly also. Do you get any symptoms with them? Today I had them last all day so far, non stop but I can only record the one time unless they stop inbetween or if I get a crazy symptom with it like the crushing feeling. No I wasn't diagnosed with tachycardia yet...I don't think. I had Myositis on the heart muscle caused from Rhuematoid arthritis...I was a sick puppy for quite a few months, If you look in my signature....so this is nothing to me. Any way talk to you soon,
Lori
 Diagnosis: Fibro:11/04, RA:3/06, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all of the above caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse:1/07, Heart Murmur:1/07 said I was born with it. IBS:1992,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Mobic, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Robaxin, Nortriptyline, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 

maxx
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   Posted 3/29/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori, you have been through so much, I can understand why you're so calm with these. What is Myositis, and what does the cardioligist suggest if it is the electrical conduction? It's easy for them to say that, but what do you do?

I sometimes get symptoms, it's like a jolt, then I get dizzy - it actually feels like my heart has "stopped".

Sounds like you're recording some of the events - hopefully they will get a good reading. Take care, Maxx

Swanfleweast
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   Posted 3/29/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maxx,
Myositis is where there is inflammation in the muscle. There was a big part of the heart muscle (where I had the myositis)that was unable to move at all. What happened was I had the pleurisy, immediately went to pericarditis. The inflammation was so bad, she said that it turned into myositis. The thing is I had drug induced myositis in the muscles of my whole body two weeks after I was diagnosed with it on my heart. Myositis can cause muscle damage, and even tissue death. It is a very serious disease.

So now I have to wait and see if there is any damage from the myositis. If it has something to do with the eletrical part then she said she will have to put me on some med. But she is scared to put me on anything because my blood pressure is always too low. Like I said I don't panic over these but I did get depressed because I was in bed for months and I felt like none of my doctors were there for me. I was in sooo much pain and they wouldn't help me. They made me continue to take what I was already taking for the pain. And it did nothing for the pain. I truley suffered.

I had went to the er and I didn't know it at the time but I had these things going on and they sent me home and said there was nothing wrong and they could do nothing for me, just to double up on my pain meds.....no blood work.. nothing. Finally, I seen my Rheumatologist and he noticed something wrong with the heart. So we went from there. Anyway I hope things start to lighten up for you. I hope they can figure out what is going on with your palps. I get thet jolt like feeling too. Not much though. Please keep me updated and I will you.....
Lori
 Diagnosis: Fibro:11/04, RA:3/06, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all of the above caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse:1/07, Heart Murmur:1/07 said I was born with it. IBS:1992,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Mobic, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Robaxin, Nortriptyline, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 

AnnieInOz
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   Posted 3/29/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you are getting some data from your new device, lori.  Sounds easy to wear anyway. :)  Having your heart rate runs that high isn't easy for anyone I would imagine.    Your are the one who is calm....I would be calling the ER.   I am hoping that the muscle damage will continue to heal.  Just wanted to say Hi and keep well.    Annie    

Swanfleweast
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   Posted 5/1/2007 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, AnnieInOz and Maxx,
I get my results tomorrow....I hope I do not have any damage. I do not want to take anymore meds. I will fill you in tomorrow. Thanks for your responses..Maxx how are you doing??? I hope all is well.
Thanks for being there for me.
Talk to you soon,
Lori
 Diagnosis: Fibro, RA, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, IBS,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Norflex, Effexor, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 

maxx
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   Posted 5/2/2007 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lori and Annie,

Lori, I hope you get some good news; please post and let us know.

I seen the EP after I wore the loop monitor for 2 weeks - "nothing to worry about, but we can repeat it in three months".  I find myself just yelling at the palps when they start and telling them to "stop".  It really is a vicious cycle that I want to stop.

I still can't understand how they mean nothing if they keep happening.  I let my guard down, and bam they come back.

Thanks for being there.  MAXX


 


Swanfleweast
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   Posted 5/2/2007 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Maxx,
I know exactley what you mean about the palps. Yesterday was just terrible for me with them darn things...I had them all day. Well I have good news. It showed that of course the palps are there but when I have them they are not causing any damage. I guess they are normal. I guess I have to ride out the symptoms of the disease until they HOPEFULLY fade away. You are right I don't understand how they can say they are nothing when truley they are. We are the ones that have to deal with them. When I get them super bad I just lay down (because I get pretty dizzy) and I concentrate on making them slow down. Sometimes it works, but not always. Well I wish you well with yours..And I'm so sorry you are having to go through them. It really sucks..
Talk to you soon...and take care,
Lori
 Diagnosis: Fibro, RA, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, IBS,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Norflex, Effexor, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 
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