7 Day Cardiac Event Recorder

The 7 day event cardiac recorder monitors the electrical signals from your heart over a 7 day period.

Our 7 day Cardiac Event recorders are designed to be light and comfortable so that they are as unobtrusive as possible enabling you to go about your day-to-day activities with minimal disturbance.

Your technician or nurse will fit the recorder in such a way to record heart activity accurately. It may be useful for you to wear clothing that is not too tight across the chest as this is the site where the recorder will be placed.

You will be required to undress from the waist up (women may keep their brassieres on). For good contact and accurate recording three sites on your chest will need to be cleaned and rubbed with skin wipes and preparation paper. Do not use moisturiser or other creams on your chest before the monitor is fitted.

One electrode will be placed in the centre of your chest and one on the side of your left chest. The recorder will be connected to these electrodes and secured over your upper chest by a necklace that fits comfortably around the neck. The monitor only weighs 42 grams so it should not be too uncomfortable.

Bathing
When you want to wash or shower, remove the recorder and the cable as one unit, by unfastening it from each of the two electrodes and stretch the necklace around your neck. Do not detach the cable from the recorder.

Re-Connecting the Recorder
When you have finished bathing ensure that the skin is clean and dry. If necessary, replace the two electrodes. Do not use talc or moisturisers where the electrodes are sited and please avoid the use of perfumes or aftershaves as this can affect the plastic coatings of the device.
Taking care not to touch any of the buttons, snap the recorder and its cable onto each of the electrodes. Once reconnected the recorder will begin monitoring your heart again.

If You Feel Symptoms
If you feel any symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness or palpitations whilst wearing the device you can make a special recording by pressing the black button in the centre of the recorder.

To make a symptomatic recording press the centre button once. You may or may not hear a short beep when you press the button and two short beeps several seconds or minutes later.

If able you should write down the time and date of your symptoms, what you felt and what you were doing at the time. This information may be useful for your consultant and should be provided on your next appointment.

Returning the Monitor
Usually we provide you with a padded envelope to return the monitor in. Remove the recorder and the cable as one unit, by un fastening it from the electrodes. Place the whole unit into the envelope. The electrodes can be pulled off and discarded in household waste. The monitor is now ready for delivery.

NB.
  • Do not detach the recorder from the cable.
  • Do not immerse the recorder in water.
  • Do not take the batteries out of the recorder
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