An ambulatory cardiac event recorder, or handheld patient-operated ECG,
may be prescribed to improve the diagnosis of cardiac rhythm
abnormalities that occur infrequently or result in occasional symptoms.
In some cases they can automatically record the heart’s electrical
signals. These devices are small, easy to use and can be applied to the
surface of the skin whenever symptoms are experienced. Patients can be
monitored with these recorders for up to a month. Information obtained
from the device is transmitted wirelessly via a mobile telephone line or
the Internet to a central monitoring station. This allows Lankenau’s
electrophysiologists to promptly check patient data remotely, provide a
better diagnosis and immediately react to an emergency.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.