Bob

AFTER WEARING THE BODYGUARDIAN® MINI PLUS, BOB WAS IMPRESSED TO SEE HOW FAR TECHNOLOGY HAS COME AND IS HAPPY TO HAVE A DIAGNOSIS.

Bob is a Marine who received three Purple Hearts while serving in the USMC in Vietnam enjoying his retirement with his wife and daughter. His first cardiology referral was when he was on active duty in 1973. Over the years, he has had several referrals to cardiologists because of an irregularity in his heartbeat. It either shows up on the in-office EKG or the doctor hears it. Despite multiple tests, his doctors have never clearly understood what is going on. At his most recent appointment with a new cardiologist, she recommended that he wear a BodyGuardian® MINI PLUS for seven days.

 
 
 

“As you went through the steps with the MINI PLUS remote cardiac monitor, you actually got confirmation that there was good contact and that the monitoring was in process. It’s kind of nice to have those reassurances as you're using the monitor.”

Bob is a Marine who received three Purple Hearts while serving in the USMC in Vietnam enjoying his retirement with his wife and daughter. His first cardiology referral was when he was on active duty in 1973. Over the years, he has had several referrals to cardiologists because of an irregularity in his heartbeat. It either shows up on the in-office EKG or the doctor hears it. Despite multiple tests, his doctors have never clearly understood what is going on. At his most recent appointment with a new cardiologist, she recommended that he wear a BodyGuardian® MINI PLUS for seven days.

A few days after his initial exam he went back for an echocardiogram. He informed the technician that he was wearing the MINI PLUS and assumed that he would need to take it off. As a pleasant surprise, he could complete the electrocardiogram without taking off the remote cardiac monitor and the strip. “I thought that was really pretty cool, too,” shares Bob.

While wearing the MINI PLUS, he was able to go about all his daily activities. Bob and his wife of forty-nine years enjoy going on long vigorous walks around their neighborhood and staying active. “The MINI PLUS was smooth and easy. I didn’t even have to go to the post office to mail it back. I used the label and gave it to the driver who was already in the neighborhood,” comments Bob.

When it comes to technology, Bob does not consider himself tech savvy. “I would say I am handicapped. It would be like having a Ferrari and not being able to get it out of first gear. That’s kind of where I am. I spent the first ten years of the computer revolution thinking it was going to be a passing fad, so I was a little ‘slow’ to get aboard,” jokes Bob. He was able to complete the hook-up process at home and easily follow the instructions from the patient manual.

Since Bob’s symptoms are intermittent, the extended monitoring was pivotal in helping him with his diagnosis. He was finally able to get a diagnosis. He learned that he has Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), where there is a ventricular correct contraction before the filling of the ventricle is complete. His cardiologist said that it is normally not a problem unless it occurs too often. “I don’t know how they would determine the frequency with which it occurred without the ability to have data 24/7 for a period of time. I was very happy to have the opportunity to wear the MINI PLUS. It is so nice that there’s this kind of technology out there because it’s incredible,” comments Bob.

Bob would never hesitate to wear the MINI PLUS again, he had a very seamless experience. He would advise anyone who is apprehensive or intimidated by technology not to be. He looks forward to spending time with his wife and daughter as they prepare to celebrate a milestone anniversary and enjoy more life experiences together.

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The patient testimonial above relates an account of an individual’s experience to remote monitoring technology and services. The account is genuine, typical and documented. However, this patient’s experience does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the experience other people may have. The experience other individuals have could be different and do vary. Not every response is the same.