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Can you go swimming with the ZIO monitor?

By Anonymous July 19, 2016 - 11:01pm
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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHER.

According to the website Irhythmtech.com:

• CAUTION: The Zio™ Event Card is NOT waterproof. Do not shower or bathe
with the monitor attached to the electrodes.
• Before taking a shower or bath, unsnap the lead wires from the electrodes
(that are attached to chest) and place the recorder in a dry place.
• Water will not affect the electrodes, so you do not need to remove them
before showering if they are still firmly attached to the skin.
• If you shower with your electrodes, gently pat them dry with a towel before
reconnecting the lead wires to the electrodes.

So the answer appears that no, you cannot wear the monitor when in water. Your doctor may have further information for you.


July 20, 2016 - 4:48am
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