Getting An Insertable Cardiac Monitor

Your doctor may not know for certain what is causing your heart-related symptoms. An insertable cardiac monitor, such as Reveal® XT from Medtronic may provide the information needed to make a diagnosis and decide on the best treatment. The minimally-invasive surgery to insert the device can be done under local anaesthetic. This short surgery may not require a hospital stay. Most people return to their regular activities within a few days.

Is It Right for You?

There are many ways to treat atrial fibrillation. Deciding on the best treatment requires your doctor to understand your type of atrial fibrillation and how it responds to the treatments that are tried. Reveal XT gives your doctor an insight into your heart rhythms. This helps in making a diagnosis and working out the best treatment options.

Surgery: What to Expect

Implanting an insertable cardiac monitor is a simple procedure. Smaller than a pack of gum, the cardiac monitor is inserted just beneath the skin in the chest area. During this short procedure, the area is numbed with a local anesthetic, a small incision is made, and the monitor is inserted.

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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