If you have changes in your heart’s activity that cause occasional symptoms, you might need cardiac monitoring as part of your diagnostic evaluation. The cardiology specialists at Cary Cardiology, P.A., offer several types of cardiac monitoring at their offices in Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Dunn, and Benson, North Carolina. Available devices include Holter monitors, loop recorders, and event recorders to record important details about your heart function. Learn more about the benefits of cardiac monitoring, call the Cary Cardiology, P.A., office nearest you, or book a consultation online today.
Cardiac monitoring uses different devices to record the electrical activity of your heart, including your heart’s rhythm and rate.
The providers at Cary Cardiology, P.A., use cardiac monitoring to identify the underlying cause of symptoms that don’t happen consistently. You might need cardiac monitoring to diagnose the cause of:
You might also need cardiac monitoring to evaluate your heart function after a heart attack or to check how a pacemaker or other device is functioning.
Cary Cardiology, P.A., offers several types of cardiac monitors, including:
A loop recorder continually gathers information about your heart’s electrical activity. When you feel heart palpitations or other unusual symptoms, you push a button to record details about your heart’s activity shortly before, during, and after the event.
An implantable loop recorder goes under your skin to monitor your heart’s rhythm for a more extended period, typically up to three years.
A Holter monitor is a portable electrocardiogram (EKG) that continually records the electrical activity of your heart for 24 hours or more. You wear electrodes over your skin on your abdomen and chest, which connect to the monitoring device.
An event recorder records information about your heart’s activity when you have symptoms, but not before the event. You can wear the device on your wrist or in your pocket and place electrodes on your chest when you feel symptoms.
The team at Cary Cardiology, P.A., provides you with comprehensive instructions for using your cardiac monitoring device.
In general, you can expect to keep doing your usual activities while using the monitor. In some cases, you might need to increase your exercise during the monitoring period.
You also stay aware of your symptoms and note when you experience them, so the cardiology team can match them with the recorded data.
To find out if you’re a candidate for cardiac monitoring, schedule a consultation online or call the Cary Cardiology, P.A., office nearest you today.