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 FAQs Coping with A-Fib: DIY Monitors

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“My mom is 94 with A-Fib. Are there consumer heart rate monitors she can wear to alert me at work if her heart rate exceeds a certain number?” 

She gets A-Fib attacks maybe once every two weeks and usually in the morning. But I work full time. That way I can be alerted even when I’m at work.”

Yes, MyPulse by Smart Monitors, Inc. has a solution for you. This is a practical alternative to the expense of a medical monitoring service if you are just interested in simple heart rate data. Most consumer heart rate monitors rely on a chest strap which transmits heart rate data to a wristwatch.

The MyPulse Long Range Monitor has a small Repeater device carried by the person wearing the chest strap. The Repeater transmits the data to a Receiver which is connected to a PC/notebook via a USB port. The MyPulse application runs on a PC and provides a graphic display of real time heart rate data.

The software can be configured to provide alerts via email or text message to multiple recipients if a preset heartbeat limit is exceeded.
Here are the cool parts: the software can be configured to provide alerts via email or text message to multiple recipients if a preset heartbeat limit is exceeded (such as might occur if the wearer goes into A-Fib).

For the more tech savvy, a PC mirror app on your smart phone lets you view real time heart rate data at anytime, anywhere. Check out the MyPulse website or see the array of MyPulse the Smart Monitors on For a more in depth discussion see Treatments/Diagnostics: A Primer: Ambulatory Heart Rhythm Monitors.

(Thanks Julie Skarbeck for this important question and to Ed Webb for doing the research and writing about the Smart Monitor.)

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Last updated: Monday, June 18, 2018

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