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Set off my heart monitor accidentally

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annep1 Sat 05-Sep-20 16:32:36

My cardiologist is going to think I'm really stupid, and rightly so.
I am wearing a ten day heart event recorder to record ten episodes of palpitations and I have set it off accidentally three times, whilst doing housework. So I will only have seven recordings. Please tell me someone else has done this.

EllanVannin Sat 05-Sep-20 17:40:47

I should think it will be okay as recordings of the heart will still be there particularly when resting such as in bed.

annep1 Sat 05-Sep-20 18:43:54

Its one where you press when you have palpitations and it records. Its not recording the whole time. To be honest I don't think they're a great idea.
But I'm so embarrassed.

Tangerine Sat 05-Sep-20 20:56:49

You won't be the first person to have done it. I expect your cardiologist is used to this happening.

annep1 Sat 05-Sep-20 21:47:44

Thanks * Tangerine*. That's what I was hoping.

Luckygirl Sat 05-Sep-20 21:49:03

Don't be embarrassed - I am sure it happens all the time.

The obvious solution is to stop doing housework - I can thoroughly recommend it!! smile

annep1 Sun 06-Sep-20 11:31:08

Thanks Luckygirl
Housework is less appealing each day.