Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
King of Hearts Monitor
I received a King of Hearts monitor from Cardiac Diagnostics, Inc. on 3/3/2009 with no instructions.  I have called (line always busy), faxed, and emailed Cardiac Diagnostics, Inc. but they have not responded to my request for operating instructions for the monitor.  Where can I find the instructions I need?
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
187666 tn?1331176945
You can find them online if you google King of Hearts monitor. There's not much to it: when you feel a heart symptom, you push the button, be still and wait for the noise from the monitor to stop. It records so many seconds before you push the button and so many after (it varies from one model to another). Some cardio's want you to call in the recording each time you do one, some will have you record 3 times, then call it in. You can call it in day or night.

What's strange is you should have had a training session when you picked up the monitor. It takes about 20 minutes, they do a recording to show you how it's done and how to download it over the phone. Plus you get a supply of extra sticky dots (electrodes). You do know not to shower with the monitor on, right? And you can leave the dots on for 2-3 days, then change them.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
267401 tn?1251856096
@Ireneo - I think some networks and hospitals just mail the thing out and you mail it back.

The only thing I would want to make sure of is lead placement, and judging my the name I suspect it's a female, and then there's the whole anatomy thing to consider with lead placement.  For a guy it's pretty easy.  Here's a link to a pdf:  http://www.biomedsys.com/Docs/KOH%20Hookup.pdf


And I guess the other thing I'd want to check on is the company doing the monitoring - if they can't answer the phone to give instructions, how will they answer it to receive transmissions?

I hope you are able to get this ironed out.

Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
187666 tn?1331176945
Really - I didn't know that. Every time I've had a Holter or event monitor, I had to sit through the whole instructions spiel by the nurse.

I understand there's some leeway about lead placement. They even recommend you move the leads a tiny bit each time you replace the sticky dots so you don't irritate the skin too much (yeah, like that helps).

Very good point about the company - if they don't answer the phone, what's the point of being there?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
jimgreg on now 400 mg of lamctal,,a... Comment
10 hrs ago
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on Green Tea and Green T...
11 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
Paxiled commented on Green Tea and Green T...
22 hrs ago
Heart Rhythm Community Resources