Cardiac Event Recorder (LOOP recorder)
An event monitor is similar to a Holter monitor, but has four important differences.
One difference is that the event monitor is smaller and more portable, and therefore more convenient.
The second difference is that the patient may keep the event monitor for up to fourteen days. This way, rhythm disturbances (or palpitations) which occur less frequently may be captured and recorded.
Third, rather than recording continuously, an event monitor is activated by the patient during the event by pressing a button.
Finally, the event monitor recording may be transmitted over the telephone directly for interpretation by the physician.