Event Recorders

Event Recorders

If you have recurrent symptoms, such as dizziness, chest pain, palpitation, or fainting spells, an Event Recorder can help determine if these symptoms are caused by an arrhythmia.

An Event Recorder is a recording device used to record the heart rhythm. It is similar to an EKG/ECG. You can wear the recorder over a period of 14 days to 30 days, while you go about your usual daily activities. When you feel symptoms, you press a record button and the event monitor records and stores up to five events of your heart's electrical activity. The Event Recorder is about the size of a pager. You can clip it to a belt, your pants, or place it in your pocket. Two electrodes (sticky patches) are worn on your chest. A wire attaches the electrodes to the Event Recorder. The Event Recorder is worn day and night, and continuously scans your heart's electrical activity.