Cardiac event monitoring is used to record a patient’s heart rhythm when he or she is experiencing symptoms. It is activated by the patient when he or she is experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath, fainting spells, or chest pain to help diagnose what is causing the symptoms.
For instance, heartbeats that are too fast or too slow may cause light-headedness or fainting. Since an irregular heartbeat might not last long enough to show up on an electrocardiogram, cardiac event monitoring can help pinpoint the cause when the heartbeat irregularity occurs.
Event monitoring involves wearing a very small, portable, EKG recorder over a period of time that can vary from weeks to a month. Two small adhesive electrodes are attached to a patient’s chest and attached to a small device which can be kept in a pocket or on a belt. These electrodes may be removed for showering.
When a patient is having an event, he or she just pushes a button to record what is happening with the heart. The recorded data can be sent over the phone to your doctors for analysis.
During the time the monitor is worn, patients are encouraged to go about their usual activities but will be asked to record the dates and times for activities such as walking, resting, and eating, when medication is taken, and when symptoms occur.
A cardiologist will review the recordings and inform the patient about the results at the next visit or sooner if needed.
Who Would Benefit from 30-Day Event Recording?
This service is particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing intermittent symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness, or fainting spells. It helps in diagnosing irregular heart rhythms that may not occur during a traditional office visit.
How Does the Monitoring Device Work?
The monitoring device is a compact, user-friendly device that you wear throughout the 30-day period. It continuously records your heart's electrical signals, allowing our cardiology team to analyze and identify any irregularities. The device is designed to be comfortable and discreet, allowing you to maintain your regular activities.
What Happens if an Irregularity is Detected?
If the monitoring device detects any irregularities, our experienced cardiology team will review the data promptly. Depending on the findings, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, adjustments to your treatment plan, or additional consultations. Early detection allows for timely intervention and improved outcomes.
Is the Process Inconvenient?
Not at all. The monitoring device is compact, lightweight, and designed for comfort. Patients can continue with their daily activities, including showering and sleeping, without disruption. Our goal is to ensure a seamless and non-intrusive experience while providing valuable insights into your cardiac health.
What Makes Your 30-Day Event Recording Different?
Our clinic boasts a team of experienced cardiologists, state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and a commitment to personalized, patient-centric care. We prioritize accurate and timely analysis, ensuring you receive the highest standard of cardiac monitoring.
Here is how to get started:
Take the proactive step towards a healthier heart. Schedule your 30-Day Event Recording today, and let our dedicated team guide you on the path to optimal cardiac well-being.
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