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I am wearing a halter heart monitor, when my heart is racing

I am wearing a halter heart monitor, when my heart is racing or i am having palpitations does it tell the.? doctor how fast my heart was going or just that it was racing at any such time?
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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Yes, the doctors will be able to tell what's happening with your heart.
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