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Heart Monitors

      Editors                                   SHOP WITH

 The ECG department would like   comments                              ?
 to thank the Take Heart charity
 and their donors for funding 30   Due to the ongoing pandemic The
      Take Heart office remains closed on
 heart monitors.
      a Wednesday in the Brotherton Wing
 These heart monitors are fitted to   of LGI, but we are committed to   Please help Take Heart by
 inpatients and outpatients who are   maintaining the printed copy of our   signing in to Amazon with
 under investigation for abnormal   Quarterly Newsletter to our members.
 heart rhythms. Patients have 3 sticky   As stated in the diary update on page 2
 electrodes placed onto the chest,   the virtual sponsored walk was held for   instead of just
 the monitor is attached to them with   participating members during the month
 press stud cables and the monitor   of September and we will provide an   The first time you do this, you
 records the heart rhythm which   update in our December Newsletter. We   will be asked which charity you
 is then analysed by the specialists   welcome any images anyone has of their   would like to nominate. We
 working in the Cardiac Investigations   walk, and whilst we are unable to print   would be grateful if you would
 Unit. For comfort the monitor is   every one we will endeavour to print a   say “Take Heart, Leeds” You
 small, lightweight and clipped to the   selection in December. Any images can   won’t be asked that again and if
 patients clothing or popped into a   be emailed to  you always log in using ‘smile’,
      The Trustees have decided to cancel       Amazon will make a donation
 These monitors have been put to   this year’s ‘Christmas Draw’, this was a   to Take Heart of half a percent
 good use straight away and have   difficult decision but given the current   of everything you spend.
 allowed a large number of adults   circumstances, we are more determined
 and children under investigation   to bring a full schedule of events in 2022   It costs you nothing – it’s with
 for heart conditions to have their   to maintain communication with our   the compliments of Amazon.
 investigations completed much   membership.    It seems a small amount of
      I welcome any comments or feedback        money but it soon adds up.
      regarding the newsletter. Please feel free
 Andrew, an inpatient with    to email me on  Many thanks.
 one of the heart monitors.
      Please continue to stay safe.             Trevor Thompson

      Trevor Thompson, Editor

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