The hospital uses state-of-the-art digital monitors. These monitors are very small and portable; with the proper clothing can be worn very discreetly.
What is a Holter Monitor?
KVH Hospital provides 24-hour Holter monitoring services. Your physician uses this testing to diagnose irregular cardiac rhythms, cardiac symptoms, medication effectiveness, medication reactions, or any other cardiac-related issue that a simple in-office 12-lead EKG cannot diagnose. This service requires a physician’s order.
The ambulatory (Holter) monitor is a lightweight continuous electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring system that uses three surface electrodes to continuously record all cardiac electrical activity, typically for 24 to 48 hours. Once the monitoring period is over, the patient returns the device, all acquired data are analyzed (usually by a trained technician), and a summary report is generated for clinician review.
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What is a Cardiac Event Monitor?
Unlike the Holter Monitor, which records every heart beat for 24 hours, the Cardiac Event Monitor is designed to record your cardiac events for up to 30 days. This recorder requires the patient to trigger it when they have a suspected cardiac-related event. The recorder will also record certain cardiac arrhythmias on its own when detected. All recordings are transmitted to a receiving center via telephone.