My child is getting an Ambulatory ECG (Heart Monitor)

This video shows how the heart monitor is fitted in hospital and what the doctors suggest you do if any of the sensors come off. Children and their parents can feel anxious when the doctors tell them they need to wear a heart monitor. The heart monitor is used to look at your child's heart rhythm when they are at home, in school, doing sports and sleeping. Most monitors need to be worn for 24 or 48 hours but some will be used for a month. Parents could show this video made by the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity to their child before their appointment. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.


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