ECG frequent self-monitoring

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I have recent AFib and now check my ECG frequently, using a PC-80B gadget. This is proving instructive.  Am I alone in doing this? Do any other AFib'ers do this? Can we share experience? I will give a detailed report if this is useful.

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    i would love to have one. where do u get o e? how much? does it connect to dr. office?
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    I used to monitor my heart rate with a home made monitor.

    It was this monotor that warned me that someting was not right. An ECG confirmed AF.

    It was interesting watching the effects of the different meds I was on during the early stages.

    I have just about stopped monitoring but recent 'short of breath when walking uphill' has me considering a portable monitor.

    The PC-80B is the one I have been considering so any comments will be interesting.

    Jim (Tasmania)

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    where do i get one? tell me about it
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      You can see two models side by side at: 

      http://www.gearbest.com/ecg-monitor-_gear/  No comment on the merit of gearbest as a source, these are available many places. My son bought my PC-80B on ebay. The supposed "Prince" manual is identical to my PC-80B manual.  I think some Prince models had a rechargeable battery. The PC-80B uses two AA's and I've only changed once.  The price is about $100.  

      There are several models, most bearing the moniker "Prince."  There is a confusing collection of "Prince" models.

      I can only recommend the PC-80B because I have it and it is an excellent machine. I have almost 800 30-second scans since February  -- don't ask -- (no, I'm not nuts).  I have made two 22 minute scans -- one in February and in June for stark comparison.

      Software is provided to view the scans on your computer -- this is valuable and for my purposes necessary.  You can make prints to show your doctor if you wish.

      I must now go to bed but I intend to share my experience here.

      In the meantime I'll try to answer questions.  Bye.

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    Hi I check mine with my phone heartbeat app it also records beat and date.

    Waiting for ablation.

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      i understand u can be in afib at even a lower rate. i have a b/ p monitor but the app wouldbe great. thanks
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      i just downloaded the app!! love it!! it does pick up your rhythm and u can hear the skipped or irreg beats. thank u so much.!
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      it os invaluable already. i was almost convinced i didnt need an ablation because i feel great, only have an episode once a month or so( that i know of) and they dont last very long. just listening for a minute or so, i am so irreg it is pitiful. hope i dont worry myself to death w it. thanks again. best advice ive had yet!

      carol

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      I feel terrible with shortness of breath chest, neck and arm ache just have too rest till it goes had it 16 hours yesterday but feel fine today. If I felt OK when in AF I wouldn't bother about ablation.
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      Had it at least 20 years before it was detected as AF. And 9 years since 4 of those free from it after ablation.

      I had a heart attack due to blockage last year and had stent fitted. I'm 65 and suffer from some arthritis.

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      im 69 and was diagnosed in february, but i suspect i have had AF at least 2 years. or at the least very irregular heartbeat. r they going to do another ablation? how high does your heartrate go? a cardioversion would seem n order if u r in afib so long without relief. i hope u feel better and pray it just goes away.
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