I’d be grateful for thoughts on whether I should get a Kardia. My wife thinks I am prone to anxiety but I can’t help thinking my anxiety symptoms could be due to my heart condition.
I was born with a hole in the heart which was repaired when I was three, but led to subsequent arrhythmia - both VF and AF - in my late thirties. I now have a meditronic ICD and am on the carelink system. I have had two ablations.
I know the carelink system should in theory pick up on arrhythmias automatically but I’m not convinced, as the thresholds set by my cardiologist may be too high for ‘small’ ones. I don’t want to bother my EP with regular manual uploads so was thinking a Kardia would be the answer. But my wife thinks it will just feed my health anxiety and I’ll become fixated on measuring my heart rate.
I’d be grateful to know whether the Kardia is likely to work with my condition - my resting heart rate is 65 - and the experiences of those who are also prone to anxiety.