WHY MONITOR YOUR HEART?
Continuous heart monitoring is useful for capturing irregular heartbeats that happen infrequently — in some cases, you may not even feel any symptoms. Depending on your situation, your doctor may recommend heart monitoring.
Cardiac Monitoring to Support a Diagnosis
Your doctor may suspect that health concerns, such as unexplained fainting or an unexplained stroke, may be related to your heart. Cardiac monitoring is used to either identify or rule out a heart rhythm disorder and to determine the right course of treatment. Your doctor may recommend continuous heart monitoring to assist in diagnosis of health conditions, including:
Cardiac Monitoring for Condition Management
Atrial fibrillation (or AFib) is a common condition in which the upper chambers of the heart beat very fast and irregularly. If you have AFib, or your doctor suspects that you do, cardiac monitoring may be recommended to determine how often and how long it occurs. In some cases, your doctor may want to monitor how effective different treatments are at keeping your AFib under control.
Analyzing the collected data, his cardiologist found that one evening while Forrest slept there were over 400 episodes of his heart rate dipping down to 30 beats per minute.READ FORREST’S STORY