WHAT IS THIS FOR?
Why has my doctor ordered this test?
Your doctor has ordered a cardiac diagnostic test for you. This test is very simple and will provide valuable information for your doctor.
m-CARDS™ Pocket ECG
What is the Pocket ECG?
Approximately the size of a smart phone, the Pocket ECG is just as easy to use. Lightweight and portable, it’s designed to make the test as simple and effective as possible for patients. It tracks every heart beat to give the best data possible in mobile cardiac diagnostics.
HOW DO I USE IT?
It’s as easy as pressing a button.
Previous Holter testing required patients to keep a paper diary to help track their symptoms. With Pocket ECG, once it’s attached to the electrodes on your chest, you simply press a button on the screen and it makes it simple to share symptoms and feedback.
Should I keep the Pocket ECG on when doing any kind of sporting event or activity?
You may keep the recorder on when playing all sports that do not involve water, such as swimming. It is recommended to wear a tight top and tuck the recorder and its wires underneath it.
* It is important to remember to take the Pocket ECG off when participating in any kind of sporting event or activity that involves water, such as swimming.
IN THE MAIL
How is the kit sent to me?
The kit is shipped by priority post. In order to accept the package please make sure someone is home to sign for it. If no one is home, Canada Post will leave a postal card indicating where your package is waiting for you to pick up.
IT’S OVER ALREADY?
How will I know when my test is done?
When the Heart-Health centre has enough information you will be called by a cardiac technologist and instructed on how to put everything back in the kit box. The recorder will not need to be turned off. Make sure to put back into the kit:
- The recorder in its protective pouch and its attachments (lead wires and neck straps)
- Any unused electrode patches and alcohol swabs
- The instruction handbook
Place the kit in the self-addressed, postage paid envelope. Seal it and drop it in any Canada Post mailbox.