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Current and Emerging Indications for Implantable Cardiac Monitors.
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PMID:  22530875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) continuously monitor the patient's electrocardiogram and perform real-time analysis of the heart rhythm, for up to 36 months. The current clinical use of ICMs involves the evaluation of transitory symptoms of possible arrhythmic origin, such as unexplained syncope and palpitations. Moreover, ICMs can also be used for the evaluation of difficult cases of epilepsy and unexplained falls, though current indications for their application in these sectors are less clearly defined. Finally, the ability of new-generation ICMs to automatically record arrhythmic episodes suggests that these devices could also be used to study asymptomatic arrhythmias, and thus could be proposed for the long-term evaluation of the total (symptomatic and asymptomatic) arrhythmic burden in patients at risk of arrhythmic events. In particular, ICMs may have an emerging role in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation and in those at risk of ventricular arrhythmias. (PACE 2012;XX:1-10).
Authors:
Franco Giada; Emanuele Bertaglia; Bernhard Reimers; Donatella Noventa; Antonio Raviele
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2012, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
From the Cardiovascular Department, General Hospitals, Noale-Mirano, Venice, ItalyCardiovascular Department, Dell'Angelo Hospital, Mestre-Venice, Italy.
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