How does a finger monitor test confirm atrial fibrillation?
1. We check his heart rate with the finger monitor. At what rate should we suspect that he may be going back to Atriel fibraltion
2. what are some precautions we can take that he does not have a stroke/ cerebral attack?
Following answers to your queries...
I have gone through the medical history of this 80 years old male and I can respond as following:
1. If his heart rate (hr) is higher than 120/min with irregular heart beats noted, then, we can suspect of atrial fibrillation.
2. It is crucial to:
- monitor his hr and blood pressure (bp)
- continue taking pradaxa regularly
- treat hypertension and/or dyslipidemia properly
Hope it answered to your queries!
If you have other questions, I'll welcome them!
I am confused. Because i like your theory of heart rate over 120 and that machine cud predict that and we are not good to check his pulse
Atrial fibrillation (af) can rarely happen when hr are low. This is not normally happening, but in rare situations.
Usually atrial fibrillation is detected by irregular heart rate. If your father heart rate and rhythm is irregular (as is shown on his finger pulsometer ) than probably he has atrial fibrillation.
However I advise to take a good at-home bp/hr monitoring (for example an Omicron home monitor).
Let me know if I can be of further help!
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