Cardiac Event Recorder

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If your symptoms are even more infrequent and occur only occasionally, an event recorder is sometimes used to capture arrhythmias at the time of symptoms. This may be a portable device given to a patient for a period of say, 1 month, in order to capture a rhythm strip at the time of symptoms; the device is held against the chest at the time of symptoms. However, it may also be required to have an ‘implantable’ device for a longer period to capture infrequent problems or for instance, if a person loses consciousness during attacks. This devices can then be ‘interrogated’ and any unusual events or arrhythmias can be downloaded and analysed.