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Is there such a device?


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  • Is there such a device?

    I still have the loop monitor(from the Dr that cancelled my appointment), he'll never get it back now. At first I thought it was useless and in some situations it is. However I think it would still be a great idea if I had my own that I could carry around with me. I can not get a loop monitor where I live, I would have to drive atleast 4 hrs, or have one sent to my clinic.

    So, is there such a recording device that you can buy or get through your Dr? Or even better is there something implantable? Just something to record in case of arrythmias. I have been trying for a few months to catch this one weird beat, all the others that have been caught were normally abnormal

    It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

    Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.

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    Re: Is there such a device?

    I had a friend that had atrial flutter (non-HCM related) that had an implated device that recorded rhythm problems. Following an episode they were able to interrogate it. It is my understanding that it did nothing more than record as she always had to call for an emergency squad when she had an ongoing event. Unfortunately I do not have any more info about it for you, the name/type, etc. But I wanted to at least respond that someone was aware of such a device having been used. I would imagine that as with any device, there would need to be a preponderance of evidence to support the requirement for having one. I'm guessing Lisa will be the best one to answer your question on this though!

    All the best,
    Lynn Stewart
    HOCM 4/2002
    Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002


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      Re: Is there such a device?

      There is such a device, it is called a "reveal" by Medtronic. It is an implantable device that can stay in for up to 18 months.

      Best wishes,
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


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