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Event Monitor

An event monitor is an ambulatory heart rhythm monitoring device. It is portable ("ambulatory") and therefore allows us to evaluate a patient's heart rate and rhythm remotely whenever a patient is having symptoms. The device is simple to use, lightweight and compact. So, whenever a patient is feeling any heart related symptoms, such as palpitations, he simply places the event monitor against his chest, presses a button, allows approximately thirty seconds for the device to record the heart rhythm.

At that point, most devices will have an alarm to notify the patient when the recording has been complete. The patient then simply calls the telephone number on the back of the device and is given instructions on how to transmit the recording(s) over the telephone.  These devices are ordered through a medical company such as CardioNet with personne trained specifically in evaluating heart rhythm tracings.


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Children's Heart Institute

P. O. Box 10066 McLean, VA 22102

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phone - 703-481-5801

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phone - 571-612-2600 /  fax - 571-266-4096