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How is event monitoring performed?

You will be fitted with an event recorder at your cardiologist’s office and given instructions on how and when to transmit data from the recorder. When you are experiencing cardiac symptoms, you press a button on the device to begin recording data from the heart’s electrical activity. The electrodes on the event monitor detect the heart’s electrical activity and transmit this information through the leads to the monitor. Some event monitors are able to detect abnormal heart rhythms and begin recording automatically.

You will be asked by your cardiologist to periodically call a phone number to transmit data from your event recorder.

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