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First a bit of possibly relevant background.
I'm a type 2 diabetic (well controlled) and I suffer from high BP. I'm on three meds for the BP and have booked an appointment with my GP do discuss this as I find that 2 of the 3 meds are not recommended to be taken together and they also recommend that you don't take ibuprofen with them - which I'd like to take for arthritis. I've been on the meds for circa 4 years.
Yesterday I decided to splash out and buy a decent BP meter to replace my old one. I wanted one that stored results with date & time and also allowed history to be kept for 2 people (my wife has high BP to).
I bought an Omron purely based on the fact that most doctors I've ever visited seem to use Omron kit. The model I bought has additional functionality that includes detecting an irregular heartbeat. So far I've done 7 tests and 5 have shown this indicator. As a control, I've tested my wife the same number of times and her readings don't show the irregular heartbeat warning.
I have suffered from Bradycardia in the past and had a couple of ECGs as a result however, as far as I can recall, there were no comments about an irregular heartbeat from either the doctor or specialist.
I did once have my pulse taken by a nurse at my new practice (using her thumb!) which she did several times before saying it was irregular. My GP dismissed this after a quick in-surgery ECG.
So, just wondered if anyone else had this type of meter and similar issues? i.e. the meter indicates an erratic heartbeat but an ECG doesn't?
I don't "feel" any issues with my heartbeat but I know others in the family that did / do.
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