An example of this is that in November I had an angio and the cardio who did the deed referred me to Cardio Rehab physio team. The angio was good news and blood supply to heart good etc. So cardio at my yearly MOT in January said that the GP clinic could take over the lead again. Good.
So In early Dec back I trot to the rehab team and they do a session to see what exercise level I am. Basically sit for a bit answer questions, they check pulse , blood pressure etc. Then you stand and they attach a pulse monitor band to your chest, give you the monitor to attach to your wrist and off you go to do a walking test. (Basically measured distance and you move at beeps. The beeps get closer together to make it harder in stages). Test on day one and the pulse monitor refused to constantly read, Error messages etc. Tried another no good. So it would just have to be physical monitoring. Didn't think much about it. I get sent off to do homework for a couple of months and as a good boy I did it.
Came back to second visit last week. BP and pulse is fine. Nurse comments that I am in rhythm and pulse is 60. I stand up and they attach the stuff and she states this isn't right your pulse is 200, 211 and then error message. Not working again. So we do test same as last time and I have to stop as I have a tight chest after a bit. Sit down and BP machine wont take a reading. It works after my tightness goes away a bit. And I leave nurse with the understanding I report it to GP. Sorry for the long story but does anyone else have this effect on NHS equipment?
Sorry for the detail but I thought it would put it in context and no one would need to think it was a major issue for me. I know I tend to freak out new GP's to the practice but I don't need to worry any one else! By the way I had increased my exercise level and am free of rehab!