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
Gender: Female
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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Case information

rID: 14862
Case created: 1st Sep 2011
Last edited: 12th Jan 2016
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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