Reveal Devices are the size of a USB stick for insertion under the skin to enable monitoring of the heart rhythm over a 3 year period. If a patient has a problem with dizzy episodes or blackouts, the data from the device can be transmitted via telemetry to determine the heart rhythm at the time of the episode.
Pacemaker devices, Reveal Devices and heart failure devices are all managed at the BMI Duchy hospital using programmers. The equipment is based at the BMI Duchy hospital in the Cardiology department, but is portable and can be taken to assess a patient at another location as and when required. We have the software loaded up on the programmers for all the common devices, but please contact the department in advance if you have not visited before to give us further details regarding your device. We are in close contact with the devices companies for any specialist advice required.