Your doctor may require cardiac monitoring for a specific time, whether overnight, days, or weeks. If it is suspected that you may have a heart condition that should be monitored closely, or you are currently recovering from heart surgery, you may need to wear some form of a heart monitor. Each device is different and serves a specific purpose.
Implantable Loop Recorders
This type of heart monitor is implanted beneath the skin of your chest. It may be ordered if you suffer from fainting, heart palpitations, or heart rhythms that put you at risk of a stroke. Your cardiologist places the device beneath your skin, above your heart, in a minor procedure. It functions as a mobile EKG for ongoing heart monitoring to help diagnose abnormal heart rhythms that may be the cause of your symptoms.