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Darren1 My real name is Darren, I have HCM and am a VERY active person that loves to exercise. Find out more about Darren1
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  • #16
    Re: Heart monitor for use while active?

    Darren, I don't know of any such device. I would think that you would have to at least be able to read an EKG in order to interpret what you're seeing on the readout. I hope someone else answers your question better than I can.

    Reenie
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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    • #17
      Re: Heart monitor for use while active?

      I used to wear a Polar Protrainer XT when I ran. Once I got my ICD, I had to get rid of it, because of the interference issues.

      Now I go chest strapless

      This is the one I use now. Costs about 90 bucks.

      Available at most Sporting Goods Stores. Prodcut name is Impulse

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      • #18
        Re: Heart monitor for use while active?

        Cappy - I use a Polar with an ICD. I was told it was fine to use both by Medtronic.
        Daughter of Father with HCM
        Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
        Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
        ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
        Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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        • #19
          Re: Heart monitor for use while active?

          Thanks! What is your experience with the monitors? Do they filter out "irregularities"? I've heard that some of them do (athletes don't want to see irregularities because they tend to be caused by interferrence).. I (obviously) would especially WANT to see any irregularities.

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          • #20
            Re: Heart monitor for use while active?

            Originally posted by Celtic
            Thanks! What is your experience with the monitors? Do they filter out "irregularities"? I've heard that some of them do (athletes don't want to see irregularities because they tend to be caused by interferrence).. I (obviously) would especially WANT to see any irregularities.
            They don't monitor irregularities, just your heart rate.

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            • #21
              Re: Heart monitor for use while active?

              The "super-duper" ones from Polar do monitor your heart rate in an "EKG accurate" manner. (EKG type electrical activity). Checkout the specs via google on the polar EKG monitors. Or at the following URL: http://www.pursuit-performance.com.a...lfeatures.html

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              • #22
                Re: Heart monitor for use while active?

                Darren, I might be reading this wrong, but I think it means that it's as accurate as an EKG, not that it does something like an EKG type of read. Have you asked your doctor if he can recommend one? Or contacted Polar? I'm just not sure.

                Reenie
                Reenie

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                Husband has HCM.
                3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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                • #23
                  Re: Heart monitor for use while active?

                  The purpose of a heart monitor is to help one better workout. I used one religously when I was running 30-40 miles a week. Its a good judge of cardiac fitness and gauge whether or not you are overtraining or not.

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