30 Day Event (Arrhythmia) Monitoring
30-day arrhythmia monitoring has proven to be an effective tool for detecting arrhythmias in patients with infrequent symptoms. 30-day arrhythmia monitoring provides a means to monitor the patient over an extended period of time, during which the patient is more likely to experience symptoms.
Patients are given a pager sized monitor which they typically use for up to 30 days. The patients activate the monitor to record their ECG whenever symptoms occur, and to transmit the recording by telephone to a monitoring center.The technician receiving the signal prepares a report containing the symptomatic ECG and forwards it to the ordering physician for review.
Because the ECG data is recorded by the patient at the time symptoms are experienced, 30-day arrhythmia monitoring has become the procedure of choice in diagnosing ambulatory patients with intermittent symptoms suggestive of arrhythmia.