Hi - further to my emails a few months ago asking about the advisability of buying an Alivecor when I have a pacemaker, just thought I'd update all who replied. I continue to have quite a lot of ectopics but downloads of my pacemaker and recordings when I've had a monitor have shown that sometimes I have symptoms, or feel I'm having ectopics and nothing's happening. Not sure why that is.
However, I have been able to record quite a few instances on my alivecor of episodes of multiple ectopics. I send these off for analysis from time to time, when I feel it's been a bad episode (and not one of the 'phantom' ones!) and I've found the analysis quite useful when discussing symptoms with my doctor. Also I noticed on one recording recently that it said something to the effect that 'we've identified you have a pacemaker which is functioning correctly' but on other analysis, it's not been mentioned. So, for me, it's been useful as it has confirmed that I'm not just imagining things all the time and that some of the time, I am having multiple ectopics which continue to have an impact on my day to day living. It's a pity that apart from being aware of our individual triggers (mine is particularly lying on my left side and various foods), there's no procedure to help with these. My EP I feel dismisses them as nothing very much - I don't now have afib so that's okay then is his attitude. Sorry, a bit of a moan in there too. Anyway, hope this helps anyone with a PM thinking about getting an alivecor.