Cardiac event recorder

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Patient presented with recurrent syncopes. No reason could be identified and ECG was normal.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Chest

X-ray

Cardiac event recorder superimposed over the heart.

Otherwise normal chest radiograph.

Case Discussion

The USB stick-like object is an implantable event recorder. The device continuously records heart activity similar to an ECG for up to 2 years and is supposed to help diagnose causes of syncopes.

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