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Heart Monitors

Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC

Cardiovascular Disease Specialists & Internal Medicine located in Port Arthur, TX

If you’re having heart palpitations or often feel faint, you might need a heart monitor to identify what’s going on with your heart. At Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC in Port Arthur, Texas, the cardiology team uses Holter monitors and other kinds of heart monitors to record important information about your heart’s activity over a defined period. The results of your testing help the team create a treatment plan to protect your heart function. To find out if you’re a candidate for heart monitors, call Gulf Coast Cardiology PLLC today or book a consultation online.

Heart Monitors Q & A

What are heart monitors?

Heart monitors are devices that collect information about your heart function to determine what’s causing symptoms like irregular heartbeats, palpitations, and fainting.

You might also need to wear a heart monitor if you’re receiving treatment for a heart condition to ensure that it’s working.

Which kinds of heart monitors are available?

Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC offers several kinds of heart monitors to meet your needs. During your initial consultation, the team will discuss your symptoms and review your health history to determine if you need a heart monitor. They can recommend the kind of monitor you need to use.

Available monitors include:

Holter monitors

A Holter monitor is a portable device. It attaches to your skin with small wires. This monitor continually records information about your heart’s activity for up to 24 hours.

Event recorders

An event recorder is a device you wear on your body for up to 30 days to record information about your heart’s function when events happen.

You push a button when you feel palpitations or other heart-related symptoms so that the device will record information essential to making a correct diagnosis.

Mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT)

Mobile cardiac telemetry is a wearable monitor that automatically detects and records information about abnormal heart rhythms. This device can monitor your heart function for up to 30 days.

Implantable loop recorder

An insertable cardiac monitor goes just under the surface of your skin and can record data about your heart rhythm for up to three years. The device sends information about your heart directly to the cardiology office.

What are the diagnostic benefits of heart monitors?

Wearable heart monitors make it easy for the team at Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC to collect important information about your heart’s function over time. Certain monitors can even record specific details about your heart at the time you’re experiencing symptoms.

The data the monitors collect can provide insight into the kind of heart condition you’re dealing with without the need for invasive testing. Based on your monitoring results, the cardiology team can determine how to move forward with other tests or treatments.

To learn more about the diagnostic benefits of heart monitors, schedule a consultation online or by calling Gulf Coast Cardiology Group, PLLC today.