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Heart Rhythm Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices

Heart Rhythm Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices

The Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Rhythm Center uses the latest in technology to detect and diagnose heart arrhythmias. Depending on the type of arrhythmia you have, different testing and length of monitoring may be required. The Heart Rhythm Center offers a full suite of monitoring device options and a team of technicians to monitor your heart rhythm remotely.

It’s important to achieve accurate monitoring of your heart rhythm, but we know convenience as you carry on with your day is important too. Our team works with you to create a plan to monitor your heart to achieve an accurate diagnosis in a way that is as convenient for you as possible.

Heart Rhythm Monitoring Technologies

AliveCor

AliveCor is an electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring device that connects to a smartphone app. With the touch of the record button and placement of two fingers from each hand on small sensors near the phone, in 30 seconds you can record an EKG on your smartphone. If the app detects possible atrial fibrillation (A-fib), a type of irregular heartbeat, it signals an alert. You can email the EKG reading to our physicians for review.

“As a diagnostic tool, the app is not as accurate as a medical-grade device but has benefits,” said Kent E. Morris, M.D., electrophysiologist with Norton Heart Specialists and medical director of the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Rhythm Center. “It does empower patients to take ownership and be more involved in their own health care.”

Zio Patch Monitor

The Zio patch is a Food and Drug Administration-approved, small, adhesive, water-resistant, medical-grade monitor patch which can be worn for 14 days to record heart rhythms. Zio resembles an oversized adhesive bandage with a rectangular button in the middle and is wireless. It sticks to the skin just below the left collarbone.

When you experience an unusual heart rhythm, you press the button on the patch and log a note about your symptoms and activities.

“Patients really love the Zio monitor because of the convenience of having just the patch and the lack of obtrusive cables attached to it,” said Robert A. Schwartz, M.D., electrophysiologist with Norton Heart Specialists and part of the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute team.

Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor

About the size of a paper clip, Reveal LINQ is a wireless, implantable loop recording device that monitors heart rhythms for up to three years. It is a cardiac monitor ideal for patients experiencing infrequent symptoms that require long-term monitoring or ongoing management.

Cutting-edge Technology Partnered With Specialized Care

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute provides a high level of specialized care to match the cutting-edge heart monitoring technology we offer our patients. The Heart Rhythm Center device monitoring unit uses wireless technology to provide 24-hour monitoring for many patients. Staffed with a team of device clinicians, our team will make sure that you have the right technology and you know exactly how to use it to get the most accurate results from your heart rhythm monitoring.

Once we have your results, our electrophysiology specialists evaluate and provide a customized treatment plan for patients with irregular heartbeats of any kind. The team works with each patient to create a custom plan to manage and even eliminate heart arrhythmias.

Heart and Vascular Care for the Whole Person

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers patient resources to support you and your family, including free classes for people of all ages who are seeking to improve cardiovascular health or living with a heart condition.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our cardiac rehabilitation providers are leaders in developing and applying innovative techniques that can help you recover and resume your life.

Connecting Hearts Support Group

The group provides education and support to individuals who have had a heart attack, are living with a heart condition or are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart Health Screenings

Prevention is the best way to manage heart disease, and screenings are available to detect early signs of cardiac and vascular disease and identify risk factors.

About Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

About 250,000 people a year in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Heart & Vascular Institute to treat their heart and vascular conditions. That’s more than any other provider in the area.

  • All four of Norton Healthcare’s adult acute-care hospitals are accredited by the American College of Cardiology’s Accreditation Services as Chest Pain Centers, with the highest accreditation level possible for facilities able to treat heart attacks.
  • We have more than 50 board-certified cardiovascular physicians and 35 advanced practice providers. Through training and years of experience, they specialize in areas such as cardiologyinterventional cardiologycardiothoracic surgerythoracic surgery, electrophysiologyadvanced heart failureand vascular surgery.
  • We offer same-day appointments for new patients.
  • We have 27 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 clinical sites in the region.
  • Norton Healthcare has four adult-service cardiac catheterization labs, with 14 state-of-the-art rooms. Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital have received the highest level of cardiac catheterization accreditation from the American College of Cardiology — offering lifesaving, minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Our cardiothoracic surgeons and electrophysiologists have more experience than any provider in the area performing hybrid ablation for atrial fibrillation (A-fib). This innovative treatment also can help patients who have had persistent A-fib for more than a year that hasn’t responded to other treatments.
  • Norton Healthcare is the only health care system in Kentucky to receive the prestigious Mission: Lifeline Regional Trailblazer Award from the American Heart Association for being an innovator in creating a system of care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks — the most severe type of heart attack.
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