Hi, can someone have a look into this, please? Thank you

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    Hopefully a professional will be along to reassure you. In the meantime can I ask did you take this yourself with a home device? I too have my own ECG, while generally quite good, (and if I can post two pictures, one of them will be of a good reading showing Bigemini which is every other beat a PVC), sometimes it reads a little haywire, I think they call it an anomaly, caused by poor contacts I guess. Here is one of my ECGs that would be quite worrying if I didn't know it wasn't my heart itself causing this. imageimage

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      Hello Peter and thanks for replay, I see you that you have experience on this matter, and glad to find that your ECG reports are generally good. May I ask you which of your pictures was good: the first or the last one? Also, can you please recommend me a good ECG brand device, having good features, good reading, also patches type having a good adherence to avoid a confused reading?... Any advice is welcome.

      Following a long tachycardia crisis on the night time, in the morning I went to see a specialist and I get this ECG, to find about my heart beat. As you probably know, the so called Bigeminy beat is a heart rhythm problem, also the extrasystoles are heartbeats that occur outside the physiological heart rhythm and can cause unpleasant symptoms and an ectopic heartbeat is when the heart either skips a beat or adds an extra beat. Indeed, these readings can be just a poor patches/body contact matter. Again, thank you for reply and I look forward to your answer,

      Delid

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      Hi Delid, the first picture is the one that isnt accurate, a poor connect has made it jump around somewhat. The second picture is accurate, it shows Bigeminy where every other beat is a PVC.

      My ECG is a "Prince 180B", generally around £100 on Amazon, but do get the ones that come with leads in the box as these can record overnight, mine is an earlier version that only records for 30 seconds. It is accurate though, my VT looked exactly like the ECG they took in the ambulance. image

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      Hi Peter, I have bought two days ago a One Channel EF 1800 monitor with lead wire. I am glad that your second picture was the good one (and just a weak connection messing around the first picture) and that you are pleased with your ECG monitor. I was wondering if is there a type of Electrode Pads For ECG having a better adhesion?

      I was trying to find more, reading about VT in Wikipedia: "Ventricular tachycardia (V-tach or VT) is a type of regular, fast heart rate that arises from improper electrical activity in the ventricles of the heart.[3] Although a few seconds may not result in problems, longer periods are dangerous.

      ... The treatment for stable VT is tailored to the specific person, with regard to how well the individual tolerates episodes of ventricular tachycardia, how frequently episodes occur, their comorbidities, and their wishes."

      So, the prolonged periods of disturbances can be dangerous and the VT are different tailored for patients. This is why I am glad that I bought a monitor and I can use it when I need. Seven days later and I still fill weakness, pain and pressure on chest. Thank you for advice

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      You're welcome Delid,

      For my Prince 180 B Electrode pads are available, you will have to search on maybe Amazon if they are available for yours. To be honest though, I only bothered with them once because I find I get such good contact with just using the device itself as long as I slightly moisten the contact surfaces, and keep still whilst it tales its reading. The advantage of doing it this way, is that you can quickly capture arrhythmias whilst they are occurring.

      As for longer periods being dangerous, I was getting sustained VT as in the above ecg, every single day from about midday until I went to bed, 12 hours solid on two occasions, I relented and called the ambulance when they just wouldn't go away, even when I went to bed.

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      peter try 1 thing if the arrhythmia come back lay down on your side wait a couple of minutes and then Breathe in for 5 seconds and exhale for 5 seconds do that 3 or 4 times it should help

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    Hello,

    Interpreting the graphs by yourself is not a correct thing. Leave this job to the experts.

    Reason 1. The equipment may be faulty. 2.The electronic make shift equipments are not reliable.

    3.The fact that you are constantly hooking yourself to the ECG and monitoring your heart, will increase your stress and result in false readings and make you more worried.

    4.Go to a Electro Physiologists and consult him and discuss your problem. you will be fine.

    5.Best wishes and God bless you

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    Hello Akaylaks and thanks for reply, you are right, interpreting, faulty, hooking and reading mistakes can occur, becoming stressful. This episodes are coming unexpected, can be several times daily or once in a week. I couldnt get at the hospital that night and late next day this is all what the ECG showed. I get an appointment to see the GP in two weeks, until then I get rest, just wanted to be sure that I souldnt be worried until then, on the other hand.

    Blessings,

    Delid

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    i was wondering does any of you guys take flecanide for your heart rhythm problem i take 150 mg twice a day thanks

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