Zio Patch (iRhythm Technologies Inc.) for long-term ambulatory cardiac rhythm monitoring

Record ID 32014000981
Authors' objectives: Cardiac arrhythmias occur when there is abnormal impulse formation or disordered conduction of electrical impulses within the heart muscle (myocardium). Depending on the type and severity, arrhythmias can cause palpitations, weakness, dizziness, syncope, hemodynamic complications, or death; however, arrhythmias may also be asymptomatic. The reference standard for detecting and diagnosing cardiac arrhythmia is electrocardiography (ECG), which records the electrical activity of the heart. Standard ECG devices collect data obtained from up to 12 electrodes connected to the patient's chest and limbs via wires, are used for approximately 24 to 48 hours, and are too cumbersome for ambulatory wear. To detect arrhythmias that occur sporadically or infrequently, ECG monitoring for several hours or days may be necessary and is accomplished by ambulatory ECG devices, such as Holter monitors, event recorders, loop monitors, and cardiac telemetry devices. These devices are limited since they monitor continuously for a short term (24 to 48 hours) or intermittently for a longer time, which increases the likelihood of missing arrhythmias. They also involve attachment of electrodes to the patient's chest and the monitoring device, which hampers activities of daily living (ADL) and compliance. Newer external continuous long-term monitors for arrhythmias offer clinical utility due to their ability to capture events that occur transiently or that are asymptomatic.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2014 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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