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    Event Monitor
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    nic14120 posted:
    Hello,

    I am wearing a 5 day event monitor due to the frequent palpitations and flubs I have been experiencing. I was just curious about this technology....I have to wear one electode under my right color bone and the second under my left breast, just above my rib. I was wondering if the wires that will then lay across my breast give off any type of radiation or any harm to my breast since it on. I am just worried about the breast. I have the monitor itself buckled into my pants. The 24 hr I was not so concerned with, but this will be 5 nights I am sleeping with this on my breast and it worries me....
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    CardiostarUSA1 responded:
    Hi:

    "Was wondering if the wires that will then lay across my breast give off any type of radiation or any harm"

    It shouldn't.

    "I was just curious about this technology/"

    The event monitor (event recorder) or Holter monitor simply reads the heart's electrical conduction cycle pulses/currents.

    How the Heart Works - Animated Tutorial

    Electrical conduction


    http://www.your-doctor.com/healthinfocenter/medical-conditions/cardiovascular/conductiontutorial.html

    Additionally, as reported, while some medical diagnostic devices can emit a small or trace electromagnetic field (that is deemed safe), there are no significant risks involved in wearing a Holter monitor or event monitor (event recorder), along with its wiring/electrodes, as it does not transmit any electricity.

    Most important
    , communicate/interact well with your doctor(s). Best of luck down the road of life.

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)



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