Reveal cardiac device

Case contributed by Ian Bickle

Presentation

Shortness of breath and chest pain. Previous cardiac history.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
x_ray

Small linear density projected over the upper aspect of the left ventricle.

No evidence of cardiothoracic surgery.

Annotated image

Inside the RED circle is the tiny implanted REVEAL device.

Case Discussion

A REVEAL device is one of several insertable cardiac monitoring devices used by the cardiology community.

It is implanted under the skin and can both monitor and treat arrhythmias.  It is MRI compatible.

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