DIRECTIONS FOR PATIENTS 24h ECG Halter (monitoring of heart rate) 24h ABP monitoring (monitoring of blood pressure)
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What is ECG Halter monitoring? ECG Halter monitoring represents continuous 24 hour monitoring of your heart beats while you perform all your daily
activities. It is used to detect irregular heart rhythms which will help the doctor to determine right therapy.
What can I expect from the procedure of positioning the device The device for ECG halter-monitoring will be positioned on you in one of the ambulances of Urgent Diagnostic centre of “FILIP VTORI”. Please bring all results from your last clinical examinations and the therapy list as well if you are taking any medications. The nurse will position several selfadhesive electrodes on your chest to detect electronic signals of the heart and to transmit them into portable recorder that you’ll carry in the case around your belt. The recorder doesn’t record your voice or any other voices except heart work. When recording is finished information from the recorder are transmitted via electronic card from the recorder into computer where the
doctor reads and analyses the results. While carrying the device it is necessary to write down all your activities, period of physical activities, rest, period of taking a medication therapy (if you take one) and all symptoms that you’ll experience. Aside from all daily activities it is necessary to exercise several times a day in period from 15-30 minutes to feel fatigue, like (walking upstairs and downstairs, fast walking etc.). After 24h you are finished with recording and you should return to the hospital where nurses will take out the halter and the doctor will analyze the results.
What you should not do while you carry the device • • • • •
You should not touch the electrodes and the device, You should not take a shower while you wear the halter, You should keep the device from physical attack. Please avoid lifting of large and heavy load and do not lift your hands up for long time. Your mobile phone and computer do not interrupt the work of the halter.
What can I expect form the results? After reading of your results the doctor will explain them to you and will determine the therapy accordingly.
What is ABP monitoring?
ABP monitoring represents continuous monitoring of blood pressure during 24 hours, while you perform all your daily activities. This monitoring will detect all variations of the blood pressure that will enable diagnosis of hypertensive disease. This monitoring will help to adjust the therapy according to daily rhythm and to achieve more efficient treatment of high blood pressure, which if not treated right will bring to heart or brain insults, kidney disease etc..
What can I expect while positioning of the device The device for ABP monitoring will be positioned on you in one of the ambulances of Urgent Diagnostic centre of “FILIP VTORI”. Please take in consideration that you should not drive a car in long relations and you should not perform hard physical work at the day you will carry the device. The device has one cuff that will be placed on your hand and one portable recorder that records your blood pressure data that will be placed on the belt around your waist. In daily period the measurements are performed each 30 minutes, and during the night period each 60 minutes. Not successful measurements are automaticly repeated each 3 minutes. Each time the measurement starts please slow down
all your physical activities to minimal and make sure your hand where the cuff is placed is calm. The results from the measurements do not display on the screen. While carrying the device it is necessary to write down all your activities: period of physical activities, rest, period of taking the therapy (If you take any) and all symptoms that you’ll experience. Aside from all daily activities it is necessary to exercise several times a day in period from 1530 minutes to feel fatigue, like (walking upstairs and downstairs, fast walking etc. After 24h you are finished with recording and you should return to the hospital where nurses will take out the halter and the doctor will analyze the results.
What should I know while carrying the device?
If the device starts to measure continuously, each 5 minutes, please contact us on phone: 02/3091-484 and consult medical nurse what to do. You should make sure not to move the hand with the cuff and not to carry load while measurement is performed..
What should I expect from the results?
After reading the results the doctor will analyze them and will determine the therapy. If there is a need of further examination the doctor will direct you.