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He adds that since the test subjects were younger and healthier than most heart patients, and that the exercise was done on a treadmill, its not certain that similar accuracy issues would be the case for older adults and for other activities. However, the researchers did stress that if you are advised to wear a heart rate monitor because of concerns about your heart health, you should strongly consider a chest monitor. You should also take the monitor to your doctors office or, perhaps to a cardiac rehab specialist, to make sure its working properly and that you know how to use it and read theresults.
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