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If you have symptoms of a heart problem but they don't happen often, your doctor may suggest an event monitor. This is a device that, when you push a button, records and stores your heart's electrical activity for a few minutes. You should try to get a reading on the monitor whenever you have symptoms. Event monitors are typically used for one month.

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 04, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 04, 2019

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