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scs with heart monitor

i just had an ekg at my cardiogist's office, and the printout was all messed up. i had to turn my stimulation off for it to work properly.

my doctor wants me to wear a 30 day heart monitor, but acknowledged there would definitely be a problem with my stimulation device.

i i don't remember reading about this issue...is there a way around it so i can keep my stim on? thanks! 

julaine
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,526

    The best thing to do is contact the surgeon who put your device in and also contact the manufacturer.  They would have the complete details of what you can and can not do while wearing a stimulator.

    There are also different types of heart monitors..   There are the halter  monitors that you generally wear for no more than a week, then there are the type you wear 24x7 for 30days.  The last one I wore after my heart surgery required me to wear it only during the day.

    So, when you talk to the doctor or manufacture of the SCS, make sure you identify exactly what heart monitor you would be wearing.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • @julainetheartist I have had many EKG tests performed without turning off my SCS. It has never caused an interference in the test. I wonder if this is a model specific issue based on the device manufacturer technology?

  • hmmm...i have the medtronic adaptive stim device. i did contact my rep, who was surprised about the interference. his suggestion was to go ahead and at least try it. if the monitor has the same issue, he said maybe the dr could talk to the medtronic cardiac implant rep about having an implanted cardiac monitor (thank, but no).

    i have had many holter monitors in the past. i could probably do without my stim for a week, but not for a whole month... it's working quite well! 

    julaine
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