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Syncope pp 291-308 | Cite as

How to: Prolonged Ambulatory ECG Monitoring

  • Michele Brignole
  • David G. Benditt
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Abstract

Prolonged electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring is among the most valuable tools for determining if T-LOC is due to syncope, and thereafter substantiating the cause of syncope. Currently, the available prolonged ECG monitoring techniques include in-hospital telemetry, 1- to 7-day ambulatory Holter monitoring, external loop recorders (ELRs), remote (at home) telemetry, and implantable loop recorders (ILRs).

Keywords

Sinoatrial Node Tilt Testing Cardiac Pace Temporary Pacemaker Loop Recorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Centro AritmologicoOspedali del TigullioLavagnaItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac Arrhythmia CenterMedical School, University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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