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Dennis Nicholls

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Medical test gear has certainly evolved from the days that Earl Bakken replaced a cart full of vacuum tubes with an implantable pacemaker.

These days medical test gear has evolved from hospital use to consumer electronics. These days a layman like me owns stuff that was not seen outside of a doctor's office a few years ago. I started making a list and found I have the following items around my house.

* Digital thermometer
* Digital blood pressure meter
* Digital pulse oximeter
* Digital 2-contact EKG tester
* Digital scales and BMI tester
* Analog stethoscope

I'm presently trying to plow through a med school outline book so that I can make out what those EKG squiggles mean. It's tough when you haven't been to med school.

Anyone else collect medical test gear for home use?
 
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Just purchased a temporal thermometer. These deliver near instant measurements via either the forehead or ear. Also have the digital BP monitor.
 

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Scroll down the link page you'll see a list of where the squiggles (colours) are placed on the body
https://en.ecgpedia.org/wiki/Basics

Had few tiny small heart attacks myself Five and according to all the needles blood tests that came back. Stent has been placed in, and yet I still feel a bit weak at times. Some days okay for few hours other rest days lousy and just sleep in bed.
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I lost count how many times had EKG and other sticky senors placed on me. I thought I was testing out to be an Astronaut :lol:
 

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I just picked up two temporal thermometers from Amazon for $14.50 each. Took a month for them to arrive, but they seem to work OK for that bargain price. Local pharmacies are selling them for $60.

Picked up a blood pressure monitor recently on a doctor's advice. Had picked up a pulse oximeter a few months back, but have never used it.
 

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Scroll down the link page you'll see a list of where the squiggles (colours) are placed on the body
https://en.ecgpedia.org/wiki/Basics

Had few tiny small heart attacks myself Five and according to all the needles blood tests that came back. Stent has been placed in, and yet I still feel a bit weak at times. Some days okay for few hours other rest days lousy and just sleep in bed.
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I lost count how many times had EKG and other sticky senors placed on me. I thought I was testing out to be an Astronaut :lol:

Hang in there. The single best thing we can usually do for our health is adjust our diets. I'm not suggesting yours isn't already optimized, of course.
 

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