Event monitors are used to assess symptoms that occur infrequently, such as a couple times per month. When you notice your symptoms, you push the button on the monitor (either an event monitor or a “heart card”). The monitor then records your heart rhythm for a brief period of time.
This tracing reveals the heart rhythm that is present when you have your symptoms. A few of these tracings can be stored in your monitor. You then call an 800 telephone number (which is provided to you). This phone is operated by personnel that help you send the recorded tracings over the phone. The tracings will be forwarded to the Dr. Korlakunta for review.