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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 (an ECG).

How is it done?

This allows you to record an ECG when symptoms occur. Symptoms may include fast or slow heart beats, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness or feeling faint. Our Nurse will fit the recorder, which is worn in a pouch around your neck, with leads attached to electrode pads on your chest. You press a button to record an ECG and keep a record sheet to document ECGs recorded over a 7 day period. This recorder must be removed for showering. Upon return, data is uploaded then analyzed and reported by a cardiologist. Reports are emailed to you and your referring Doctor. Please allow 30 minutes for this appointment.

What to wear?

Please wear a separate top. Wear clothes that allow you to move freely whilst wearing the recorder and electrodes. A wireless bra is preferable.

Is there any preparation required

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

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