Getting an Insertable Cardiac Monitor

Our Reveal® Insertable Cardiac Monitor continuously monitors your heart's activity over long periods of time. The monitor is very small and easy to insert, so once it's implanted you can pursue your normal day-to-day activities.

Is It Right for You?

While some causes of unexplained fainting are harmless, others may be serious. Heart-related causes, including abnormal heart rhythms, are among the most serious causes of fainting. In fact, studies show that an insertable cardiac monitor may diagnose the cause of infrequent, unexplained fainting spells more often than conventional testing.1

Surgery: What to Expect

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

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  1. Krahn A, Klein G, Yee R, et al. Randomized Assessment of Syncope Trial. Conventional diagnostic testing versus a prolonged monitoring strategy. Circulation. 2001;104:46-51.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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