Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring for Evaluation of Syncope

Adam P. Fitzpatrick, David G Benditt

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Evaluation and Treatment of Syncope
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for Clinical Practice: Second Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1405140305, 9781405140300
StatePublished - May 5 2009


  • Advantages of ILR - continuous high-fidelity ECG recording and loop memory
  • Crude analysis
  • Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring - tool to establish basis for syncope
  • Electrophysiologic study (EPS)
  • External event recorders - limited value in syncope
  • Goals - currently available AECG systems - providing recommendations for various circumstances
  • Holter monitoring - advantages - noninvasive, low recording device costs, high recording fidelity over short time periods
  • Mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry (MCOT)
  • Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)

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