- Earlier tonight, at around 7:25 pm, I noticed a fluttering sensation in my chest. My first thought was atrial fibrillation (AF). I've had quite a few runs of AF, so I'm familiar with its symptoms. I immediately grabbed my iPhone ECG recorder, licked the electrodes (I know, gross, but I wanted a sharp recording), lifted my shirt and placed the device against my chest hoping for a clean recording. Until now, I hadn't been fast enough to catch an arrhythmia in action. But this time, I caught the tail end of the episode. I tweeted the experience.
This is how it went down.
- — GfK Gene Moy (@GfKGeneMoy)Thu, Feb 21 2013 03:44:55
- Click here to view the ECG strip recorded immediately after the symptoms were gone.
- — Westby Fisher, MD (@doctorwes)Thu, Feb 21 2013 03:52:49
- — Hugo Campos (@HugoOC)Thu, Feb 21 2013 04:04:09
- — Hugo Campos (@HugoOC)Thu, Feb 21 2013 03:55:45
- — David E. Albert, M.D (@DrDave01)Thu, Feb 21 2013 03:54:40
- DrWes suggested sending the tracing by my EP.
- — Westby Fisher, MD (@doctorwes)Thu, Feb 21 2013 03:59:10@HugoOC Consider running that tracing by your EP. I'd love to hear what he thinks... Glad you're having fun, but please, talk to your doc
- — Westby Fisher, MD (@doctorwes)Thu, Feb 21 2013 04:02:18
- — Edward J Schloss MD (@EJSMD)Thu, Feb 21 2013 04:02:32
- It's all about Participatory Medicine.
- — Eric Topol (@EricTopol)Thu, Feb 21 2013 04:05:39
- — Westby Fisher, MD (@doctorwes)Thu, Feb 21 2013 04:06:14
As seen onicdusergroup.blogspot.com
Atrial flutter or artifact?
Arrhythmia caught with the AliveCor iPhone ECG recorder.
byHugo Campos1 Like9,515 Views