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Cardiac Event Monitor or Arrhythmia Monitor

Like the Holter monitor, the cardiac event monitor (also called an arrhythmia monitor) continuously monitors the heart's EKG tracing. Because the patient is able to transmit data by telephone, the cardiac event monitor is used as an aid in the diagnosis of transient symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest discomfort, fainting, palpitations or dizziness. Once you feel these symptoms, you can then call in to the hospital and transmit the EKG recordings over the phone for immediately review. The event monitor can be worn as long as 30 days, or until your symptoms are diagnosed.