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Cardiology

Event Monitor 1-2 week wait time

An event monitor/recorder is a small device that will monitor your heart rhythm and record when you get an event/symptom. This type of device is used if your symptoms are infrequent. A specialised Cardiac Physiologist will fit the monitor and analyse the heart rhythm recording. The Consultant Cardiologist will receive and interpret the results.

 

Before your treatment

No preparation is needed. Please avoid putting creams/moisturisers on your chest.

 

The procedure

The monitor will be fitted in the Cardiology outpatients department.  The Cardiac Physiologist will place three electrodes (stickers) on your torso. These will be connected to a small monitoring device via wires. You will be shown how to press the button to record your symptom episode. You will also be provided with a paper log sheet to write down the time and date of your symptoms. You will also be provided with extra electrodes (stickers) in case you need to take the monitor off to shower.

 

After your treatment

The monitor must be returned to the Cardiology department at the end of the set time period. This is typically one or two weeks later. The information on the monitor will be analysed by the Cardiac Physiologist and sent to the Consultant Cardiologist for final interpretation and reporting. The report will be sent to your referring doctor within 3-5 working days.

 

Aftercare (if applicable)

No aftercare is needed. 

Consultants who perform this service

Mr. James Shand

Mr. James Shand

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Dr. Peter Quigley

Dr. Peter Quigley

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Prof. Ken McDonald

Prof. Ken McDonald

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Prof. Martin Quinn

Prof. Martin Quinn

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Dr. Niall Mulvihill

Dr. Niall Mulvihill

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Dr. Charles McCreery

Dr. Charles McCreery

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