Event recording is a small, portable recorder worn on a strap over the shoulder or attached to your belt. This recorder is for patients with less frequent arrhythmia episodes and symptoms. It is worn for up to a month. The device can be taken off for showers and baths. It is important to keep a diary of symptoms. This helps identify if heart rhythm changes are related to symptoms such as dizziness and palpitations.
Electrodes are placed on the chest and connected by wires to the event recorder. When the patient feels symptoms, the record button on the device is pressed to activate the monitor.