Last Thursday night I was given a six page recertification test to take on cardiac arrhythmias. I had to do it the old fashioned way! Manually. No computer to figure the heart rate on each ecg strip I was tested over. I painstakingly measured out each pr and qrs interval with my calipers. I counted out every little square on the ecg paper. I subtracted and divided or counted r waves in a six second strip and multiplied by 10 to get to the quotient I was looking for. What a lost art in this computer age!
As i worked on each strip I realized these were more than likely someone’s actual heart patterns I was looking at. It made it real. Personal. I wanted to pray for these people. That their heart rhythms could be restored to a normal rhythm. It fascinates me as to how unique each of our ecg patterns are. Like a fingerprint. It amazes me how our hearts can beat in perfect timing for years and years without ever stopping if all goes well. I’m in awe of the details God put into His creation. His workmanship.
I have worked for years monitoring cardiac disrhythmias. I can recognize an unhealthy heart rhythm from across the room. You could say I guard the hearts of those I’m watching. 🙂
We all need to guard our hearts. Our own hearts. They are our life source.
God sees our hearts. He created them. He knows every beat of our hearts. He wants them to beat for Him.
Let’s all give our hearts to Him. That means living our lives in a way that makes His own heart happy. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the heart of the matter. Here’s to keeping our hearts in the best shape they can be. I ♡ you all!
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Psalm 20:4
Thank you Kellie Brown for returning me to my roots of cardiac telemetry monitoring with your test of my skills. It felt good to use my brain and not just the computer. 🙂
Love and laughter,