Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/heart-health/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at CommunityManagement@webmd.net

    Event Monitor
    avatar
    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....
     
    avatar
    BillH99 responded:
    There is no radiation.

    The leads are just measuring the minute electrical signals the heart makes as it triggers the action of the different chambers of the heart.


    Helpful Tips

    potassium levels
    talk to your physician and check your meds on WebMD -- some med combinations either deplete or increase potassium levels in your ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

    Dr. James Beckerman shares how small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your risk of heart attack and stroke...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health General and Consultative Heart Care Center