Heart Monitor - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Heart Monitor

Heart monitors can be used to record your heart rhythm over an extended time and identify abnormal heart rhythms.

Holter Monitor

The Holter monitor is a type of electrocardiogram (EKG) used to record an EKG tracing of the heart continuously for 24 hours or longer. A standard or "resting" EKG is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches that stick to the skin) are placed at certain locations on the chest and abdomen. When the electrodes are connected to an EKG machine by wires, the electrical activity of the heart is measured, recorded, and printed. No electricity is sent into the body.

Insertable Cardiac Monitor

The Reveal Linq™ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) is currently the smallest implantable monitoring device available.If you suffer from unexplained episodes of fainting or other cardiovascular conditions, such as stroke, atrial fibrillation or seizures, you may benefit from an insertable cardiac monitor. The device, which is inserted just beneath your skin in the chest area, constantly monitors heart rhythms for up to three years.

Data is continually sent to a central monitoring station and can be accessed by a cardiologist at any time, from any location. Your cardiologist uses this data to tailor a treatment plan that can include medication, lifestyle modification or additional procedures.

Crozer-Keystone cardiologists use the Reveal Linq™ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), which is currently the smallest implantable monitoring device available.

How It Works

The device, which is smaller than a paperclip and weighs only 2.5 grams, is inserted just beneath the skin in the chest area. The simple outpatient procedure is done under local anesthesia and takes approximately five minutes. The device requires no recording pads or wires. It constantly monitors heart rhythms for up to three years; data is continually sent to a central monitoring station and can be accessed at any time, from any location.

In addition, if a patient suffers a fainting spell or other episode, they or a family member can use the device to record the heart’s rhythm before, during and after the episode.

With an ICM, there is no need to change your daily activities and routines and you can safely undergo an MRI.

Who Should Consider ICM?

The Reveal Linq™ ICM is ideal for those who require long-term monitoring or ongoing management following an unexplained stroke or symptoms of heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, unexplained fainting, seizures and more.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about heart monitoring or request an appointment, please call 1-866-95-PULSE (1-866-957-8573) or request an appointment online.