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I get a lot of palpitations. I've had 24 hours heart monitors but my symptoms occur every day, and they never happen when I have the Holster on. How can my problem be diagnosed?

Answer

The traditional 24-hour monitor is a good place to start in diagnosing arrhythmias. But like the toothache that disappears when you visit the dentist, the problem might not appear when you want it to, on the day you're wearing the monitor. Fortunately, there are other devices, called "event monitors" that can be helpful. There's one wrist watch device for example, that can be worn for up to 2 weeks. And can be activated by the wearer whenever the symptoms occur. In more extreme cases, there's even an implantable monitor that can be placed under the skin and left there for several months.