CARDIAC EVENT MONITORING
The Background A 40 year-old male was recently given a King of Heart Express monitor to record syncopal episodes during the day.
Case Study Seven
The Symptoms March 14: Baseline EKG exhibits sinus arrhythmia with rates from 50 - 68 bpm.
March 30: Patient activates the King of Hearts Express to record a symptom of palpitations. EKG shows sinus arrhythmia with rates from 63 - 100 bpm. SVE's noted including couplets and 3-beat episodes of SVT.
April 1: 4/l/96 Patient records a symptom of "blacking out". EKG shows sinus arrhythmia with rates from 52 - 91 bpm. There were 6 pauses, the longest R-R was 6 seconds.
The Results FCM notifies the ordering physician via fax and phone report. The patient's "true symptoms" were recorded, diagnosed, and treated.