A heart card is a credit card size monitor used, similar to the King of Hearts, if your symptoms occur less than daily. You will keep the monitor for 2 weeks unless prescribed longer by your Doctor. With this device you simply hold the card firmly to your chest, press record button and hold the device in place for 30 seconds when you experience symptoms.
Once you have recorded you can call our office Monday-Friday 8:30AM to 4:00 PM to transmit the recording over the phone. Your Doctor will see the ECG within 24 hours.
There are several monitoring devices to assist with diagnosing a heart rhythm problem (arrhythmia). Your doctor will decide which is best for the frequency and type of your specific symptoms. Like the Kind of Hearts, the heart card is sometimes available at the time you see your doctor, but there may be a waiting period of 1-2 weeks.
If there is any additional information you would like, please do not hesitate to call us at (585) 338-2700.