Hi, first of all, Happy New Year to everyone! My GP referred me to the Cardiology department of local hospital, following some episodes of dizziness, rapid and/or erratic heartbeat. I had an ECG and the Cardiologist said I had tachycardia and arranged for a 7 day monitor and an echocardiogram. I got a copy of the Cardiologist's letter to my GP today which says "her seven day tape only shows a few supraventricular ectopics and no significant arrhythmias". I have yet to have the echocardiogram, that is booked for next month, then I see the Cardiologist again in March.
What I'm unsure about is, when I had the monitor fitted, the lady told me that if I get a lot of the same symptoms, eg palpitations, dizziness or fast heartbeat, not to press the button every time, but just to press a few times so they can see it, "otherwise they get bored having to sit looking at loads of the same things". I didn't quite understand, but I wasn't worried as I understood, I think, that the monitor records you all the time anyway. During the seven days no dizziness or anything horrible in particular, but lots of palpitations, or ectopics, daily, so I just pressed maybe once a day for that, they only last a few seconds. But I did have one day where I had a fast heartbeat, not super fast, between 120-130 bpm, it lasted for 10 hours, so I did press the button for that and wrote it in the diary. So would that be classed as "insignificant" do you think? I don't know what to make of it really. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.