Record. After the comfortable, easy-to-wear Zio monitor is applied, the Zio patch records and stores every single heartbeat.
What is a Cardiac Event Monitor? A cardiac event monitor, such as a ZIO patch, can be worn for up to 2 weeks to giving a much more complete picture of one's heart rhythm than a holter monitor and helps determine if there is something to treat or not and whether symptoms are likely to recur.
The 14-day ECG monitor is used to detect abnormal heart beats that may occur infrequently. Like the Holter monitor, it records how your heart is working over a two-week period. You wear this portable monitor during your normal daily activities, including during exercise, sleeping and bathing.
The Zio patch is more expensive than older monitors: about $360 for Medicare versus $100 to $150 for Holter monitors, King said. The higher price can occasionally cause trouble with insurance reimbursement, though Gerstenfeld estimated about 80 percent of insurance companies cover the patch.Jan 30, 2017
Your CAM™ patch heart monitor is a lightweight, wire-free monitoring device that continuously records every heartbeat and enables you to note when you feel symptoms. Your doctor is able to take a closer look at the rhythm of your heart during regular daily activity.