Event monitoring is very similar to Holter monitoring and is often ordered for many of the same reasons – to determine if certain symptoms are the result of a heart problem that needs treatment.

An Event Recorder can be used to:

  • Evaluate chest pain not reproduced with exercise testing
  • Evaluate other signs and symptoms that may be heart-related, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting
  • Identify irregular heartbeats or palpitations
  • Assess risk for future heart-related events in certain conditions, such as cardiomyopathy, or post-heart attack
  • Assess the function of an implanted pacemaker
  • Determine the effectiveness of therapy for complex arrhythmias

Reference: UPMC Pinnacle n.d. “Event Recorders (30-Day Event Monitoring).” Accessed January 28, 2019