- Your doctor may do other tests. Along with a physical exam, your doctor will probably do an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG).
- You'll get the telemetry equipment. If you can come to the hospital to pick up the equipment, a technician will attach the monitor and explain how it works. As an alternative, the equipment may be shipped to your home. If the equipment is shipped to you, you will need to call a technician once it arrives.
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Location and Office HoursCancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan
145 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- Blue Care Network of Michigan (BCN)
- Priority Health
- Saint Mary's Health Care
- Spectrum Health, Blodgett Campus
- Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus
What happens before ambulatory telemetry begins?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredThe following may happen before an ambulatory telemetry monitoring begins:
What should I avoid if I have a hemorrhaging disorder?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
If you have a hemorrhaging disorder, you should avoid contact sports and use protective gear for other activity that may cause injury. Also, some medications should be avoided. Avoid medications containing naproxen, salicylates, or ibuprofen. Blood-thinning medications should also be avoided.
What are antiplatelet drugs?
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons answeredAntiplatelet drugs inhibit platelet cells that enhance blood clotting. They include aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents that prevent blood cells from clotting. Antiplatelet therapies are prescribed to patients undergoing angioplasty or with uncontrollable angina, and may be prescribed to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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