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Unlike continuous monitors, you don’t need to wear anything if we order an event monitor. Instead, you carry the device (usually for 30 days,) and when you experience a symptom, you apply the device to your chest wall. This is called intermittent ECG monitoring.
A brief (typically up to 90-second) single-lead ECG recording can be stored. With around 10 minutes of storage capacity, the event recorder can only store a few tracings of your heart’s activity at a time.
In order to maximize the amount of data we capture, we’ll ask you to transmit data via telephone to a central monitoring center for validation and analysis each time events are recorded.
Event recorders are designed to record symptomatic arrhythmias that last long enough for the device to be applied on the chest and not to provide us with any information about asymptomatic episodes.