What is an Event Monitor?
An Event Monitor is a portable device used to record your heart’s electrical activity. It records the same information as an electrocardiogram (ECG), but for a longer duration of time. And this device can transmit the recorded information directly to the health care provider. This allows your health care provider to analyze the electrical activity of your heart.
Why you might use an event monitor?
Sometimes a heart care provider may suspect that you have an abnormal heart rhythm based on your medical history, even if your ECG looks normal. Certain abnormal heart rhythms happen temporarily. A random ECG is unlikely to pick up your abnormal heart rhythm. An event monitor is a better option for you. This even monitor will record all your abnormal heart rhythm and it will also help us to determine what type.
What happens after using an event monitor?
After a few readings, you may be able to stop wearing your event monitor. Your healthcare provider may use those readings to start your treatment. In some cases, more testing may be needed. Follow-up tests might include:
- An exercise stress test, to see how the heart responds to exercise
- Tilt-table test, if you have had fainting
- Electrophysiological testing, to get more information about the heart’s electrical signal
- Echocardiogram, evaluate the structure and pumping function of the heart
Why we are the best?
We at Advanced Cardiovascular Care center take cardiac syncope very seriously and give advanced treatment in the woodlands, Texas with highly experienced cardiologists dedicated to providing the highest quality cardiovascular services. Prevention is always strongly emphasized by health care professionals at Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center. They provide the best education regarding weight management and lifestyles changes designed to promote heart health