Sure, Polar Heart Rate Monitors (HRM) are all the rage, but have you heard of their newest market? No longer are these wrist-top devices made for the uber-elite athlete. Now uncle jack can get his game back as he recovers from his MI!
By monitoring your heart rate while you exercise, you can ensure that you are not overdoing it. It’s not about how you feel. We’ve received numerous letters from recovering patients who told us they felt great during a workout, but experienced an elevated heart rate. They alerted the nurse and in fact, they were actually at the beginning of an attack. If they had relied on how they felt rather than on their HRM, they may not have been around to write us the letter.
When you wear an HRM, your heart rate is continuously displayed on your wrist so you or your cardiac nurse can monitor it closely without being restricted at all. Outside the clinic, you can still take part in your rehab program doing the activities that you enjoy. Or you can wear it throughout the day just to feel safe accomplishing your daily routine. It can help you build the confidence to lead a normal life again.
We’re just glad that Polar USA stopped here and doesn’t have a watch that monitors the speed of your foley drain!