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Insertable cardiac monitor

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


PH of cardiac surgery, now funny turns. ? arrhythmia as cause of turns. Has implanted monitor. Needs MRI investigation. CXR to review device.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

Small electronic device in the subcutaneous fat overlying the left chest wall.

Case Discussion

Insertable cardiac monitors are designed to diagnose arrhythmias that may be related to unexplained fainting.

They are placed just under the skin overlying the heart in a simple outpatient procedure, and automatically detect and record abnormal heart rhythms for up to 3 years.

They are MRI compatible.

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Case information

rID: 30539
Published: 18th Aug 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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