CARDIAC EVENT MONITORING
The Background A 43 year-old male was recently given a King of Hearts Express transmitter with a setting of 45 seconds pre-symptom and 15 seconds post-symptom memory. The diagnosis for the patient was paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. On occasion, the patient complained of occasional rapid heart beat in the chest.
Case Study Eight
The Symptoms May 9: Baseline tracing, Sinus arrhythmia with rates from 75 - 94 bpm.
May 9: While at work, the patient records a symptom of a series of "quick beats".
The strip shows a sinus arrhythmia with rates from 72 - 88 bpm changing to a 4-beat run of V-Tach converting to SVT, reaching a maximum rate of 188 bpla ending with a 4-beat run of V-Tach. Cannot rule out aberrant SVT. The strip converts back to sinus arrhythmia with rates from 54 - 79 bpm.