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Cardiac Event Recorder


What is it?

A cardiac event recorder is a battery-powered portable device that records the electrical activity of your heart.

How is it done?

This test allows you to record an ECG when symptoms of a cardiac event occur. Symptoms may include fast or slow heart beats, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness or feeling faint. A Registered Nurse will fit the recorder which is worn in a pouch around your neck. Leads from the recorder are attached to your chest via electrode pads. You press a button to record up to 8 cardiac events. A record sheet will be given to document any symptoms you experience and record over this period. This event recorder must be removed for showering and can be worn for up to 9 days. Once the monitor is returned and downloaded, the data is analyzed and reported by a cardiologist. A copy of the results will be emailed to you and your referring Doctor. Please allow 30 minutes for this appointment.

What to wear?

Please wear a separate top. You will need to wear clothes that allow you to move freely whilst wearing the recorder and electrodes.

Is there any preparation required

No preparation is usually required however we may remove chest hair for better attachment. No aftercare is necessary.

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