Cardiac Event Monitor in NYC
What is an event monitor?
An event monitor, also known as a cardiac event monitor, is a small recording device that is used to record and assess the activity of your heart. Cardiac event monitoring devices include loop memory monitors and symptom event monitors. Cardiac event monitors allow your doctor to capture infrequent abnormalities of your heartbeat that may otherwise be undetectable by your doctor during an office visit.
Why is an event monitor used?
Cardiac event monitors are used when your abnormal heartbeats are infrequent, meaning they occur on a less-than-daily basis. If your abnormal heartbeats are less than frequent, then they may not occur on the day of your office visit. A cardiac monitor is, therefore, used for up to 30 days of long-term monitoring in order to help your doctor capture and record your abnormal heartbeats if and when they occur outside of the medical office.
How does an event monitor work?
An event monitor works by recording your heart’s activity through sensors that your doctor places on your chest. Before equipping you with your event monitor, your doctor will ensure that the chest area is cleaned and sterilized – if you're a male, your doctor will shave any necessary areas of your chest. Once these steps are completed, your doctor will instruct you on how to use and maintain your device outside of the office.
Some cardiac event monitoring devices are hand-held and do not require chest sensors. Other monitoring devices, such as the Reveal LINQ, can be placed under your skin.
What are the benefits of an event monitor?
Cardiac event monitors are beneficial because they allow for long-term monitoring of your heart in order to capture infrequent abnormalities of your heartbeat that may otherwise be undetectable during an office visit.
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