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Thread: Home ECG Machine?

  1. #1
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    Question Home ECG Machine?


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    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    I think it may heighten some anxieties, as those with HA will keep checking their heart!

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    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    I have SVT's, I thought maybe it would be reassuring

    I'm still unsure, they scare me, hence the reason I'm here

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    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    Definately not. We don't know how to interpret the results (unless you're a dr. or a cardiologist) and one error in interpretation and we could scare ourselves to death, especially with the heart? I do have a blood pressure machine because I need to keep an eye on it, many people do, but the whole checking thing is bad for us. We all really need to get to the point where we live like other people, myself included. They don't think about this stuff, they don't check anything. Easier said than done, I know...I am here for the same reason, but this machine, nope. It would hurt what we're trying to achieve...which is no more health anxiety and checking.

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    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    I wouldn't want to try this on my own - I'm not a doctor or nurse and therefore I have no idea how to use these machines. I suffer from terrible HA, especially about my heart, but I don't think that a home ecg machine is a good idea. I do know that if you do not hook it up properly or if you move during the ecg, you may get a false reading. I'm not exactly sure how someone could administer an ecg on themselves. There would be too much room for error and that would certainly be of no comfort to me!

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    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    a cardiac nurse reads them for you over the phone, I had smaller version in the usa to document my svts, I found it useful, I guess cause I have so many SVT's

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    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    Didnt know u could buy them lol. Think it may make your anxiety worse. I bought bp monitor.

  8. #8
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    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    Hi

    I wouldn't buy one because it wouldn't do my anxiety any good at all I would be forever checking lol

    Carol

  9. #9

    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    OMG didn't know you could buy those! A definate no no for people with HA!!

  10. #10

    Re: Home ECG Machine?

    No I just had a look on ebay - too expensive for me.
    Would be tempted if I had the money.
    PS can some one tell me what a SVT is, thanks.

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