Appointment with cardiologist tomorrow...
Hi guys, i had a 7 days Holter monitor and asked for results to be send in today, so that i come prepared with a list of questions. In No Way Am I asking to interpret conclusions, instead, if you are me and trying to get ready for the appointment, What Would You Ask cardiologist. Here are the conclusions:
"Patient was monitored for 7 Days. Patient was in Sinus Rhythm 86.88% of the time, with presense of 1st and 2nd Degree AV Block with 2:1 and 3:1 AV conduction. Intermittent Atrial Flutter noted with very low burden 0.17%. Longest pause with duration of 2.4 s (day 6 at 23:05). Ventricular ectopy with burden 0.04%.
Diagnostic findings: Normal sinus rhythm with very long 1st degree AV block, PR interval almost 400 ms. Intermittent bundle branch block, these could be confused with slow VT, but they are clearly conducted 1:1. Average heart rate 80 bpm, min 40 bpm, max 99 bpm. Nocturnal episodes of second degree AV block, sometimes with persistent 2:1 conduction for a few seconds. The longest pause was 2.4 secs.
Final conclusion: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and Flutter with very little burden. Transient Wenckebach, in keeping with normal high vagal tone overnight. No significant bradycardia"
Thank you so much,
You know you're wired when...
Your electric tooth brush interferes with your device.
The experience of having a couple of lengths of wire fed into your heart muscle and an electronic 'box' tucked under the skin is not an insignificant event, but you will survive.