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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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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.


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