Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

…he and his doctor attributed to his fitness. It wasn’t until the endocrinologist who monitors his diabetes expressed alarm that he was given a Holter to wear for 24 hours to see if he needed a heart pacemaker. It showed that not only was his heart rate slow, it paused every few minutes for up to…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…on an electrocardiogram. Monitoring Your Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia With the development of sophisticated computerized devices such as 24-hour Holter monitoring and other computer programs like the NerveExpress, reams of data on respiratory sinus arrhythmia have been collected. Think of respiratory…

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Pet Health 101: How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Heart Issue

…research. Your pet’s health can be assessed with all the same cardiac tests used on humans: blood work, an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and Holter monitor evaluation. Your vet may even order medication to help heart function. My “country vet” still does a lot of his dairy and horse farm work…

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