Procedure

Event Monitor

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Event Monitor, Transtelephonic Event Monitor

  • Indications
  • Sporadic symptomatic episodes
  • Description
  1. Continuous EKG loop recorder worn by patient
  2. Patient pushes button on recorder when symptoms occur
  3. Event Monitor only saves recording when button pushed
    1. Records a few minutes before and after event
    2. Usually may record up to 4 episodes
  4. Recordings transmitted via phone to lab for analysis
  • Disadvantages
  1. Does not save tracings if arrhythmia is asymptomatic