Is An Insertable Cardiac Monitor Right for You?

Although many people benefit from the use of an insertable cardiac monitor, results may vary. Your doctor can help you decide if using an insertable cardiac monitor, such as the Reveal® XT from Medtronic is right for you.

Will It Aid A Diagnosis?

While some causes of your heart symptoms are harmless, others may be serious. Heart related causes, including abnormal heart rhythms, are among the most serious. Studies show that an insertable cardiac monitor may diagnose the cause of a person’s symptoms more often than conventional testing1. The main reason is that the events are often unpredictable. The insertable cardiac monitor is always watching and monitoring. This means your doctor can include or exclude an abnormal heart rhythm much more easily.

Will It Help Your Symptoms?

Although it will not help your symptoms directly, the insertable cardiac monitor allows your doctor to see how changes in your treatment affect your heart’s rhythms. This means that the best treatment for you can be found. Having an insertable cardiac monitor may then result in improved symptoms.


  1. Botto GL, Padeletti L, Santini M et al. Presence and duration of atrial fibrillation detected by continuous monitoring: crucial implications for the risk of thromboembolic events. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2009; 20: 241–8.

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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