This procedure is performed in our outpatients department by caring and highly skilled consultants, nurses and physiologists. Our cardiology department is equipped with the most up-to-date diagnostic and interventional tools available.
Event Monitors are fitted for patients who have infrequent symptoms for which any arrhythmia may not be recorded on 24 or 48 hour holter monitor.
Patients who are referred for an event monitor will have three electrodes placed on their torso with the monitor connected. You will be advised on how to record an episode and will be provided with a log sheet to write down the symptom you felt and the time that it occurred. This will be read in conjunction with your recorded ECG when the monitor is analysed.
Each patient is provided with either five or seven days’ worth of electrodes to facilitate the removal of the monitor for showering and reapplication afterwards. Time without the monitor connected should be minimised to maximise the chances of successfully recording a symptomatic episode.
Once the monitoring period is complete, the monitor should be returned to our cardiology outpatient department for analysis. The results of your test will be sent to your referring doctor within 3-5 working days.