An ambulatory electrocardiogram is a device that is used to control your heart each time you are undertaking any regular exercise and activity. It mainly detects the unprecedented rates of heart and rhythms.
A heart monitor ECG basically records all the heart’s electrical activities. The heart always produces small electrical impulses that spread all over the heart muscle so that it can contract. It’s only a heart monitor ECG machine that can control such impulses. The electrical impulses that happen during any heartbeat are amplified by the device. The heart monitor ECG only records electrical impulses that originate from your body, it does not, in any way, add any unwanted electricity into your body.
Certain tiny metal electrodes are stuck to your chest, and then wires coming from the electrodes are connected to the monitor. The monitor, which is a small lightweight recorder, is then attached to a belt that you put on around your waist.
An ECG and heart monitor test is very helpful especially if you are experiencing bouts of unusual heart rate or a condition known as arrhythmia. This can be carried mainly to those who have a certain feeling of palpitations or thumping heart. You can also perform an ECG test if you are experiencing certain episodes of dizziness. At times an abnormal heart rhythm may not be detected by a doctor since they usually come and go, while others only last for few seconds and minutes. That is one reason why you need to carry out the test with the help of an ECG heart monitor.
It typically takes close to ten minutes for the recorder and electrodes to be fitted well. After you have fitted the device well, you can then embark on your regular activity and concentrate on it for the next 24 to 48 hours. The recorder and the heart monitor ECG can also be worn when on the bed. You should be very caution with water since the recorder should not be wet in any way. So you shouldn’t wear it while bathing or in the shower.
The ECG tracing will be carefully analyzed at the completion of the test. But before that, you will be handed over a diary that you will use to record those times that you will develop any form of symptoms. These symptoms may include palpitations, which are a thumping heart, and others.
This test is beneficial and will help your doctor detect if your heart is developing certain complications.