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Heart disease and left ear

Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: Jan 24, 2020 | Replies (9)

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I thought I would report on my latest tests. The genetic testing was very interesting to hear how it's done. In my case, 62 genes are tested for possible cardiomyopathy. There were only three that had some possibilities, and only one, MYL2 could be associated with genetic cardiomyopathy. However, there was not significant evidence to label it. Good news, I think?

I now have a three year partner. I was injected, that's how it's done, with a loop monitor. It's under my skin above my heart, and monitors a variety of things going on with my heart. If I have a symptom, I have a hand held clicker that I place near the implant. It records the episode, and I can then send it through the monitor on my bed stand. Also, during the night while I'm asleep the days activities regarding my heart issues are sent to my cardiologist. I could have this device for up to three years! Even though I have sent a few symptom related issues through my hand held recorder, nothing of serious significance has been noted. I'm not sure I explained this very accurately. Personally, I think this is a waste of time.

I still have not had a 24-hour blood pressure test. Not sure why.

So, on and on.

Dennis

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Hi @ch665296f,

An implantable loop recorder can help answer questions about your heart that other heart-monitoring devices don't provide. It allows for long-term heart rhythm monitoring, and captures information that a standard electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) or Holter monitor misses because some heart rhythm abnormalities occur infrequently. Here’s some more information:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/implantable-loop-recorder/pyc-20384986