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Cardiac Event Recorder


What is it?

A cardiac event recorder is a battery-powered portable device that allows you to record your hearts electrical activity when symptoms occur.

How is it done?

This test allows you to record an ECG when a cardiac event occurs. Symptoms may include fast or slow hearts, Shortness of Breath, chest pain or if you feel dizzy or faint. A Registered Nurse will fit the monitor. Wires from the recorder are attached to your chest using electrodes. This device is normally worn around your neck. Recordings are only obtained when you activate it by pressing a button and can save up to 8 events. A diary will be given to you to record any symptoms you experience over this period. This event monitor must be removed for showering and is usually worn for a period of 9days. Once the monitor is returned and downloaded the data is analysed and reported by a cardiologist. A copy of the results will be forwarded to you and your referring Doctor. Please allow 30minutes 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 ECG machine and electrodes.

Is there any preparation required

No preparation is required and once you are fitted no aftercare is necessary.

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