The Event Monitor is a recording device that can be worn up to 30 days. Two EKG leads are attached to the chest area. The device records your heart rhythm. When you have symptoms you push the record button to record them. The device will automatically send your recordings to an EKG lab where the data will be analyzed by professional EKG technicians. The results are faxed to your doctor.
The day of your appointment do not wear any lotion on the chest area. The area may need to be shaved on male patients. You will be able to shower or bathe by removing the wires.