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How is an event monitor used for electrocardiograms?

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Your doctor may suggest this device if you only get symptoms now and then. When you push a button, it will record and store your heart's electrical activity for a few minutes. You may need to wear it for weeks or sometimes months. Each time you notice symptoms, you should try to get a reading on the monitor. The info is sent on the phone to your doctor, who will analyze it.

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MedlinePlus: "Electrocardiogram" and "Holter Monitor (24h)."

American College of Cardiology -- CardioSmart.org: "Women and Heart Disease."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 23, 2017

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Electrocardiogram" and "Holter Monitor (24h)."

American College of Cardiology -- CardioSmart.org: "Women and Heart Disease."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 23, 2017

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