ECG tomorrow?

tripleh3lix

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So do we think it comes out tomorrow?
That’d be cool.. you know. Cause I’m having really bad heart arrhythmia problems, doctors like to say I’m fine with a normal EKG, but I know my hearts been giving symptoms of it. It could possibly save my life if I do happen to have signs of AFIB. Preferably before I die.
 

frumpy16

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That’d be cool.. you know. Cause I’m having really bad heart arrhythmia problems, doctors like to say I’m fine with a normal EKG, but I know my hearts been giving symptoms of it. It could possibly save my life if I do happen to have signs of AFIB. Preferably before I die.
So a doctor says you’re fine but you think a watch is going to give you the real truth? Sounds like you need to find new doctors.
 

tl01

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Wednesday.
Don’t they release updates on Tuesday usually?
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That’d be cool.. you know. Cause I’m having really bad heart arrhythmia problems, doctors like to say I’m fine with a normal EKG, but I know my hearts been giving symptoms of it. It could possibly save my life if I do happen to have signs of AFIB. Preferably before I die.
Request a holter monitor. But I totally get that it would be awesome to have a device that is always checking. My heart has always been a little funky...but it checks out at the doc. I have worn monitors for a a week, had stress tests, and echos... but it would make me happy to be able to see if sinus rhythm is happening when I think it is a little off.
 

tromboneaholic

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This morning I wondered if we would see it today.

Since it requires both iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1.2, I would think Apple would want time to address any issues that (hopefully don't) come up with the updates before the engineers take a holiday break.
 

frumpy16

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Don’t they release updates on Tuesday usually?
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Request a holter monitor. But I totally get that it would be awesome to have a device that is always checking. My heart has always been a little funky...but it checks out at the doc. I have worn monitors for a a week, had stress tests, and echos... but it would make me happy to be able to see if sinus rhythm is happening when I think it is a little off.
Yes, usually Tuesday. Not sure what the Wednesday suggestion is based on.
 

tl01

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This morning I wondered if we would see it today.

Since it requires both iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1.2, I would think Apple would want time to address any issues that (hopefully don't) come up with the updates before the engineers take a holiday break.
Do they usually wait until 10am PST?
 

dojoman

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That’d be cool.. you know. Cause I’m having really bad heart arrhythmia problems, doctors like to say I’m fine with a normal EKG, but I know my hearts been giving symptoms of it. It could possibly save my life if I do happen to have signs of AFIB. Preferably before I die.
You do know that EKG machine at the hospital can detect AFIB right away right? Not sure if you're being serious with your comments.
 

richard371

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Sometimes irregular heat beats come and go. About once a week I get episodes where my heart skips beats for a few mins. I go get an EKG at the dr and it doesn't happen. Hopefully I can catch it with the AW EKG.
 

tromboneaholic

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Sometimes irregular heat beats come and go. About once a week I get episodes where my heart skips beats for a few mins. I go get an EKG at the dr and it doesn't happen. Hopefully I can catch it with the AW EKG.
Being able to catch and record episodes anywhere is going to be one of the main benefits of having ECG on a watch people will have with them all the time.
 

dojoman

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It can come and go for some people. So it might not be apparent in a quick EKG.
My cardiologist said otherwise it will show up on EKG and holter monitor even when you have no symptoms. Maybe I should see a different cardiologist.
 
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RemE

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My cardiologist said otherwise it will show up on EKG and holter monitor even when you have no symptoms. Maybe I should see a different cardiologist.
The Doc is right, if it's present, you will see it on any monitor, whether you feel it or not.
 

Smurphy Gherkin

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2013 to 2016 we never caught my occasional afib, so diagnosing was difficult.

One week after buying alive core Kardia we captured my first afib, and began treatment.

So I have firsthand experience of how having a device available can dramatically affect diagnosis.

And having Apple Watch detect elevated heart rates overnight has been a big deal too.

I’m a believer.
 
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tl01

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2013 to 2016 we never caught my occasional afib, so diagnosing was difficult.

One week after buying alive core Kardia we captured my first afib, and began treatment.

So I have firsthand experience of how having a device available can dramatically affect diagnosis.

And having Apple Watch detect elevated heart rates overnight has been a big deal too.

I’m a believer.
It was tricky for my family member who has it to be diagnosed as well. At first it wasn’t caught on the holter monitors either. But more lengthy times in the monitor after years of trying and appts and testing and it was finally caught. My family member saw an electro cardiologist or cardio elecrtrophysiologist as they are called... at a top university and it still wasn’t easy to figure out...so I’m pretty sure it doesn’t always appear.

There are different types including chronic or long lasting a fib...that can show up all the time but the absence of a fib in an ekg isn’t a guarantee you don’t have a fib.
 
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