2.6 Zio XT is intended to replace or enhance current standard care (24‑hour Holter monitoring or cardiac event recorder monitoring) for cardiac arrhythmia detection in people with palpitations, fainting (syncope) and suspected cardiac arrhythmia.
A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records your heart's electrical activity (ECG) continuously. Patients in this study will wear the monitor for 48 hours. The Zio Patch is a small, adhesive, water-resistant single lead electrocardiographic monitoring device.Oct 16, 2017
New data support use of Zio Patch to identify cardiac arrhythmias in stroke and transient ischaemic attack patients. iRhythm Technologies has announced that new study data support the use of its Zio service to help identify underlying cardiac arrhythmias in patients who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack.Feb 14, 2014
The Holter monitor lets your doctor see how your heart functions on a long-term basis. The recordings made by the monitor help your doctor determine if your heart is getting enough oxygen or if the electrical impulses in the heart are delayed or early.
Don't swim or bathe for the entire time you're wearing your Holter monitor. However, if you have a wireless Holter monitor, you'll be shown how to disconnect and reconnect the sensors and the monitor so that you can shower or bathe. Holter monitors aren't usually affected by other electrical appliances.May 5, 2021
Removing the Zio Patch Using the adhesive remover, sweep to the right between your skin and the patch while peeling from the centre out. Repeat for the left side, again peeling from the centre out. Wash skin with mild soap, rinse with water, and dry.Oct 15, 2018
Do not use the ZIO® XT Patch in combination with external cardiac defibrillators or high frequency surgical equipment near strong magnetic fields or devices such as MRI. Do not use the ZIO® XT Patch on patients with neuro-stimulator, as it may disrupt the quality of ECG data.May 5, 2017
The Zio patch is a 2-by-5-inch adhesive patch, worn much like a bandage, on the upper left side of the chest. It's water resistant and can be kept on around the clock while a person sleeps, exercises, or takes a shower. The wireless patch continuously monitors heart rhythms, storing EKG data for later analysis.Jan 15, 2019
You should have seen a brief green flash after pushing the Zio button when first attaching the patch, which means it is working. After this the Zio Patch will not flash or make a noise if all is well. If you would like to check press and hold the Zio button until the brief green flash occurs (~10 seconds).