Implanted heart monitor

Thursday was a different day. Spent it at the hospital having a surgical procedure done. a “loop” was surgically implanted in my chest over my heart. It looks much like a flash drive for the computer.
It is a heart monitor that is recording ever beat of my heart. I have the episodes in which my heart “goes crazy” definitely beating its own rhythm. Generally the episodes only last 20-30 minutes. By the time I can get to the hospital, they can get a heart monitor on me, well it is all over.
They can tell the issues all relate to the electrical system which is causing the top heart malfunction, causing my current symptoms even right up to the falling/fainting spells.
Now with this permanent recorder in place they will be able to see exactly what it is doing.
From the patients side, this procedure is very easy to tolerate almost a nothing deal. This is as I understand it. A lot of local freezing eliminates any real pain. A small incision is made just through the layers of skin. The surgeon then inserted her figures in between the skin and underlying tissue to create a pocket. The device is then inserted into that pocket, the cut is sewed closed and it is done.


4 Responses to Implanted heart monitor

  1. Jennie says:

    Hope the monitor can give the doctors some info they can use to help you with those spells.

    Thank you Jennie, it is so nice to hear from you. How are you doing? Please check your email this evening or tomorrow.

  2. M T McGuire says:

    I hope it sheds some light on what’s happening. 🙂

  3. hilarymb says:

    Hi Bill – I too hope that through this device they can work out what’s not quite working for you and correct that imbalance. With thoughts – Hilary

  4. Mel says:

    Okay….I like this solution wayyyy better than you walking out and not getting help cuz the symptoms have vanished!! Here’s hoping it gives them answers, you solutions and Vi a bit of peace of mind.

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