Wearable Heart Monitors
For patients whose symptoms occur on and off, special wearable heart monitors help document heart rhythm disorders or periods of dizziness or lightheadedness.
These cardiac event and 24-hour Holter monitors use EKG (electrocardiogram) technology and implantable loop recorders. Patients wear the monitor at home, pushing a button to record the times they experience symptoms. The wearable monitors help evaluate whether symptoms are due to arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat.
Blood pressure evaluation during daily activities, instead of while seated in a doctor’s office, is also available. This allows blood pressure readings to be monitored and recorded at home over a 24-hour period.
For expertise on wearable heart monitors, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center and Heart Rhythm Center.