Event recorder (memo)

23 May 2016 / 4:26 pm

What is it ?

An event recorder is a small device that records your heart rhythm when you activate it. It is often used in patients with symptoms such as palpitation, dizziness and collapse.

Event-recorder-(memo)

How is it performed ?

You will be given instructions on how to activate the device. The important thing to remember is to use the device at the time you have your symptoms. This allows the cardiology team to examine your heart rhythm exactly at the time you were experiencing symptoms. The machine is usually loaned for a week but longer periods can be arranged if required.

How long does it take ?

About 10 minutes to set up.

Are there any risks ?

No.

What happens next ?

Once you have returned you event recorder, it will be analysed and a report generated, usually within seven days.

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