Choosing the Right Arrhythmia Monitoring Device

People experiencing symptoms of a possible heart problem are usually prescribed a monitoring device to capture on record the heart’s activities during the problematic events. These events can include heart palpitations and fainting spells. The type of device prescribed depends on the prominent symptoms and the amount of time it would take to get an accurate recording of a pattern for these symptoms.

There are four types of cardiac monitoring devices:

  • Holter Device. This is the most common recording device as it is usually only used during a 24-72 hour period to detect arrhythmias. During this time the patient goes about their daily activities while wearing the device. These devices are small and easily worn on the chest or waist while the electrodes are placed on specific parts of the chest. During the recording time, patients are asked to keep a detailed log of their activities for their doctor to reference while going through the recording at a later date.
  • Event Recorder. These devices are worn up to 30 days at a time, but do not record during that entire period. Instead, these devices are activated by the patient when they feel an event occurring or when a symptom is present. Once the event is recorded it is returned to the doctor for evaluation.
  • Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Monitors. These devices record and automatically send information to the physician via cellphone signal in case of an emergency. This is particularly helpful for catching events like fainting spells.
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitors. A fairly new type of monitor, these monitors are placed under the skin and have a battery life of about 3 years. These are generally used to catch the most infrequent of episodes, especially ones that are missed by the other types of monitors.

Technology has come a long way to bring this level of convenience and accuracy in cardiac event monitoring.
To learn more about the different types of cardiac monitoring services and products and their history check out the ReactDx Inc. blogs today!

Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

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