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Hello everyone!

I’ve been having frequent arrhythmias for the past 3 years or so. They come and go. But when they come they are very frequent (50 per day), or maybe i'm very sensitive to them. No previous heart conditions and i'm not on any medications. I already did Holter, Ecocardiogram and ECG’s a couple of years ago and all doctors say everything’s normal. However as you may know, only if one is symptomatic when wearing the holter device or doing the ECG will it register. The last ECG I did 1 year ago the doctor said one Sinus Arrhythmia was detected but it was very normal.

Now, I’ve always used Polar H7 HR belt and EliteHVR app which detects the arrhythmias like a spike on the RR graph (please see link: https://postimg.org/image/hvx4ya0z7/ ). My question is: to further identify what type of an arrhytmia it is i need an ECG recorder, right? I guess the spike on the image is unconclusive?

I was thinking of buying the Kardia Mobile from Alivecor, has anyone had any experiences with it?

Thank you! :)
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I can post the ECG where the doctor identified the sinus arrhythmia if that helps. I've also experienced a very active intestine and a lot of trapped gas since i change my eating habits 4-5 years ago. No cafeine, almost no sugar and dairy, ALOT more vegetables, fiber, oatmeal, nuts, fruits, legumes, etc.

I'm introducing Actimel with probiotics and i'll try to eat more often and in less quantities to see if that helps trapped gas and to see if the arrhythmias are cause by irritation of the vagus nerve by gastrointestinal issues. Altough i doubt that.
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I've bought the Kardia ECG-Monitor from AliveCor and use it to check on my Arrhythmia. I have it practically 100% of the time with ~38,000 Pac's/day (per Holter monitor). To follow up on that result I use the AlveCor pretty regulary, but I also have an RBBB, however, this device does not show that and in that respect it is pretty much useless - it is just no substitute for a regular ECG. I have been prescribed 50mmg of Metoprolol ER with no effect and have dropped it since. The Cardiologist said: "Make an appointment one year from now, we are going to do another Echo." That's where things stand right now.
Thank you for your input! Do you think Kardia would be helpful in identifying the type of arrhythmia i currently have? I'm also considering the HEALFORCE PC-80B (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016HYUO2G/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1JHYAHGRN93T4) as it can be used just like a Holter device to monitor 24hr.
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