What's going on?
Dizziness, shortness of breath, or unexplained fainting are all symptoms of an irregular heartbeat, also called an arrhythmia. There are four common kinds of arrhythmia: Atrial Fibrillation, Bradycardia, Tachycardia and Pause. Confirm Rx™ ICM can help diagnose these conditions.
- Atrial Fibrillation
A very irregular and fast heart rate between 350 and 600 beats per minute (BPM) is called Atrial Fibrillation, or AF.
A slow heartbeat—fewer than 60 beats per minute (bpm)—is called Bradycardia.
A fast heartbeat—more than 100 beats per minute (bpm)—is called Tachycardia.
A gap in your regular heartbeat, when your heart doesn’t beat for a few seconds, is called Pause.
Do you have af?
If your heart beats irregularly, you may have an arrhythmia called Atrial Fibrillation (AF). People with AF often have a hard time with light exercise and frequently feel winded or tired. This very fast, highly irregular beating can also make you more likely to have a stroke.
Is it Syncope?
Fainting also is called Syncope, which can be heart related. Symptoms include feeling dizzy, changes in vision, feeling sick (nausea) or having a hard time standing.
After your heart monitor is placed, you can use the myMerlin™ for Confirm Rx™ ICM mobile app to record symptoms as they occur and automatically send your heart rhythm data to your clinic—all from your smartphone.
More questions about myMerlin™ mobile app?
about myMerlin™ mobile app
What does the myMerlin™ mobile app do?
myMerlin™ is a mobile app that connects your smartphone to your heart monitor and automatically sends information to your doctor. It also allows you to manually record your symptoms as they happen.
How do I record a symptom?
Open the app on your smartphone and press the ‘Record Symptom’ button. You should keep your smartphone nearby until the Success message displays.
How should I plan ahead for lack of internet access?
As soon as you have a good connection again, the app will send your information to your clinic. However, try to stay connected to the internet (Wi-Fi‡ or cellular data) as often as possible.
How often does the app check my heart monitor?
Typically, the app connects to your heart monitor once each day to collect information and send it to your clinic. However, this depends on the settings and schedule determined by your doctor.
If you haven’t already, take the first step and talk to your doctor about whether Confirm Rx™ ICM is right for you. Diagnosing an arrhythmia may take time, but we’re here to help you get back into the rhythm of life.