Event Recorder/Loop Monitor
  • What is an Event Recorder?

    Event recorders are medical devices that record the heart’s electrical activity. Doctors most often use these monitors to diagnose arrhythmias.

    Arrhythmias are problems with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.

    Event recorders are also used to detect silent myocardial ischemia (is-KE-me-ah). In this condition, not enough oxygen-rich blood reaches the heart muscle. “Silent” means that no symptoms occur.

    These monitors also can check whether treatments for arrhythmia and silent myocardial ischemia are working.

    This article focuses on using Event Recorder to diagnose problems with the heart’s rate or rhythm.

  • Overview

    An Event Recorder is similar to an EKG/ECG (electrocardiogram). An EKG/ECG is a simple test that detects and records the heart’s electrical activity. It’s the most common test for diagnosing a heart rhythm problem.

    However, a standard EKG/ECG only records the heartbeat for a few seconds. It won’t detect heart rhythm problems that don’t occur during the test.

    An event is a Recorder is small, portable devices. You can wear one while you do your normal daily activities. This allows the monitor to record your heart for a longer time than an EKG/ECG.

    Some people have heart rhythm problems that only occur during certain activities, such as sleep or physical exertion. Using a Holter or event monitor increases the chance of recording these problems. An event monitor only records your heart’s electrical activity at certain times while you’re wearing it.

  • Types of Event Monitors

    Event Monitors

    Event monitors are similar to holter monitors. You wear one while you do your normal daily activities. Most event monitors have wires that connect the device to sensors. The sensors are applied to your chest using sticky patches.

    Unlike holter monitors, event monitors don’t continuously record your heart’s electrical activity. They only record when symptoms occur. For many event monitors, you need to start the monitor when you feel symptoms. Some event monitors start automatically if they detect abnormal heart rhythms.

  • What is Event Recorder?
    Event Recorder is medical devices that record the heart’s electrical activity. Doctors most often use these monitors to diagnose arrhythmias.

    Arrhythmias are problems with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.

    Event Recorder also used to detect silent myocardial ischemia (is-KE-me-ah). In this condition, not enough oxygen-rich blood reaches the heart muscle. “Silent” means that no symptoms occur. These monitors also can check whether treatments for arrhythmia and silent myocardial ischemia are working.

    This article focuses on using Event Recorder to diagnose problems with the heart’s rate or rhythm.

    Overview

    Event Recorder is similar to an EKG (electrocardiogram). An EKG is a simple test that detects and records the heart’s electrical activity. It’s the most common test for diagnosing a heart rhythm problem. However, a standard EKG only records the heartbeat for a few seconds. It won’t detect heart rhythm problems that don’t occur during the test.

    Event Recorder is small, portable devices. You can wear one while you do your normal daily activities. This allows the monitor to record your heart for a longer time than an EKG. Some people have heart rhythm problems that only occur during certain activities, such as sleep or physical exertion. Using a Holter or event monitor increases the chance of recording these problems. An event monitor only records your heart’s electrical activity at certain times while you’re wearing it.

    Event monitors are similar to Holter monitors. You wear one while you do your normal daily activities. Most event monitors have wires that connect the device to sensors. The sensors are stuck to your chest using sticky patches.
    Unlike Holter monitors, event monitors don’t continuously record your heart’s electrical activity. They only record when symptoms occur. For many event monitors, you need to start the monitor when you feel symptoms. Some event monitors start automatically if they detect abnormal heart
    rhythms.