Holter Monitor:

Holter monitors record your heart beat as you go about your daily activities. This monitoring helps the doctors evaluate the functioning of your heart. If your physician has ordered a Holter monitor, you will be coming to the office to receive the monitor and keeping it for 24 hours. Small painless electrodes will be placed on your chest. They connect to the lightweight recording unit, which attaches to a belt or shoulder strap.

Cardiac Event Monitor:

This device is similar to a Holter monitor and is worn during normal daily activities. It is worn for a longer period and is used to monitor arrhythmias that are less frequent. Electrodes are placed on to your chest and wires from the electrodes are attached to a box which is worn on the belt. When symptoms are felt, a button should be pressed which activates the recorder. The monitor will record the events that occur 60 seconds before the button is pressed to about 40 seconds after the arrhythmia.

Pacemaker Interrogation:

Your pacemaker or defibrillator has the ability to communicate through the skin with a programmer we have in the office. We perform this interrogation by placing a wand over your chest where the device is located. It takes only 10 or 15 minutes.

We routinely evaluate the programming of your device and confirm that the battery and wires (leads) are functioning appropriately. Device interrogation can be done routinely in the office setting or setting.

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