The Reveal® XT Patient Assistant


The Reveal® XT Patient Assistant

The Reveal XT Patient Assistant is a hand-held, battery-operated device about the size of a pack of cards. The use of this device is directed by your doctor. When the Patient Assistant is placed over your Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor, and a button is pressed, it triggers the device to record your heart rhythms and mark the place on the heart record when your symptoms occurred. Of course, your Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor will also record your heart rhythms automatically.

Using the Reveal Patient Assistant

As directed by your doctor, when your symptoms occur, you or a family member should do the following:

  1. Press the buttonMDT_EU_Atrial_Fibrillation_Reveal_XT_Patient_Assistant_button. You should hear a short beep and see a flashing green status light at the top of the Reveal Patient Assistant.
  2. While the status light is flashing, hold the Patient Assistant against your skin or clothing, directly in front of your Reveal cardiac monitor.
  3. When the status light changes from flashing to solid and you hear a long beep, you can remove the Patient Assistant from your cardiac monitor.
  4. Look at the Patient Assistant. When the response indicator (√) lights up, it means you have successfully recorded an event in your cardiac monitor memory.
  5. After you use your Patient Assistant, promptly call your doctor’s office to book an appointment to check the information from your Reveal XT insertable cardiac monitor.
  6. If the Low Battery indicator lights up, it’s time to replace the batteries in your Patient Assistant.

Note: If your Patient Assistant has a Query button on the top left, you can press this button to check for events recorded in your heart monitor. Your doctor will tell you when to use this button. See your Reveal XT Patient Manual for detailed instructions on using the Reveal XT Patient Assistant.

Battery Life

The Reveal Patient Assistant battery is designed to last through hundreds of uses. But, if you do not see the status light flashing, ask your doctor about exchanging the Patient Assistant.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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