Implantable Diagnostic Monitoring Devices for Evaluation of Syncope, and Tachy- and Brady-Arrhythmias

David G. Benditt, Cengiz Ermis, Scott Pham, Laura Hiltner, Amy Vrudney, Keith G. Lurie, Scott Sakaguchi

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Symptoms arising from cardiac arrhythmias are often transient. Consequently, defining the responsible rhythm disturbance remains a challenge. However, absent a confident diagnosis of the arrhythmic basis for the symptoms, it is not possible to develop an effective treatment strategy. The implantable loop recorder (ILR) has become a valuable element in the evaluation of patients with suspected intermittent arrhythmia related symptoms. In this regard, clinical studies have not only demonstrated its superior effectiveness compared to other monitoring modalities, but even suggest that it may be cost-effective for the ILR to be used at an earlier stage of the evaluation strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
∗Supported in part by the Midwest Arrhythmia Research Foundation, Edina, Minnesota.


  • Ambulatory ECG monitoring
  • Arrhythmias
  • Implantable loop recorder

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