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Jan
11
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@Tivie Yes, I agree with you that implications are one part here. I want to make it super clear that there is no connection subjective measurement and giving such indications based on them. This is one reason why I want to emphasize first the subjectivity of the device, and let the reader understand why. Without mentioning and explaining that everything that comes can be problematic. I also describe a device which can more objectively do the analysis in blood pressure monitors. There is no BP device in market which can objectively analyse all irregular heartbeats with little false negatives.
Jan
10
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@Tivie Mate, you have a subjective device and you are making conclusions based on such measurements. Also, deductions of irregular heartbeats based on such devices are much more subjective. This is my point! You should not provide health advice here and particularly not health implications based on subjective recordings. My point is to provide understanding why you cannot do this and the OP understands this by showing acceptance of the answer.
Jan
10
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@Tivie Yes, you are right. Arrythmias are rarely benign. I get an interpretation that there is a risk of going into tachycardia in your answer: "Some arrythmia are physiological" and then you describe situation tachycardic processes as arrythmic which is not necessary. This I call overloading which can confuse.
Jan
9
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@RoryM Please, make a summary about your feedback and send them to me if you can. You assert and exaggerate without giving concrete examples. You say you search something without results. I suspect your skills of searching appropriate sources. Do you really imagine that you can find this kind of information what I wrote here in any internet site or book? It is at a cross-section of many fields which can make it challenging. You underestimate me. I repeat that this SE site is not for medical advice. To take shortcuts is not the way go in research. You ignored the explanation of the Bounty.
Jan
9
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@dustin This forum is not for medical advice! I do not even write such answers here. This is for understanding in Biology which means real world and living organism. This requires understanding. Yes, I understand how the question comes. To explain how the measurement result comes is one point here - it is just an approximation from the machine which can have many designs. To explain the main question in the title is another thing too. Third thing is about indications. 4th thing is about implications from subjective results which should not be made, since this is not for medical advice!
Jan
9
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@dustin Last sentence is arrogant in your comment. The question has many parts. Some answers have focused here on explicit implications. This thread should be split in many parts to answer it completely. Heartbeat, how the device detects it and what the irregularity of the heartbeat mean.
Jan
9
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@RoryM This is Biology Q&A also for researchers! Not just for high-school students and for repeating pieces of information found in books.
Jan
9
revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Comment about Rags' biased comment also added
Jan
9
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Please, stick to the topic here. The topic is about what is irregular heartbeat and how the blood pressure monitoring devices work. Not about deducing irregular heartbeat from blood pressure. You confuse in your comment now also heart rate and heartbeat too. Please, read carefully before asserting again. Also, please use trustworthy sources like Harrison, Merck's manual and some publications. Your webpage is not a good source.
Jan
9
comment What is the effect of persistent hypothermia on cardiac performance?
Please, search for it as described by the condition. It is covered in some places but with emphasis that we do not understand the mechanisms. This thread is the first place in any literature which tries to understand its mechanisms and try to explain it. Some interesting cases, I have found, where asymptomatic exodus, and where even supporting the temperature by external devices cannot keep the temperature in the normal range. There is very likely change in the set point of body temperature, probably pathology related to hypothalamus.
Jan
9
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Think a moment what you say, please. You have no references. You only assert. You cannot distinguish between subjective and objective measuring systems in your answer and comment, it seems. You exaggerate by using word only many times, which gives me a signal that you do not know this field well. ECHO is the golden standard for the dynamics of the heart, but please remain in the topic and do not go sideways. We consider here personal blood pressure monitoring systems like pointed by the OP.
Jan
9
comment What is the effect of persistent hypothermia on cardiac performance?
36.0 C is very slow. Normal is 36.5–37.5 C.
Jan
9
comment What is the effect of persistent hypothermia on cardiac performance?
I am not speaking about someone not dressing adequately for the winter. Persistent. The temperature remains anytime at 36 C.
Jan
8
revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
typo
Jan
8
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@RoryM I recommend you to study little more Physics and Mathematics if you want to understand the big flaws in this answer. He does not answer to the main question explicitly what is irregular heartbeat. He does not try to explain how those machines work. This answer is biased and not useful to understand how the electronic device can do the analysis of the heartbeat, particularly of irregular heartbeat. You make extremely big simplifications if you do the analysis of the blood pressure based on these implicit facts, just ignoring the frequency space completely.
Jan
8
revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
clearer
Jan
8
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
I simplified again a lot the answer. Feel free to edit, since I had to write very simple English here.
Jan
8
revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Simpler
Jan
8
revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Simpler
Jan
8
revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
clearer and shorter, typo