Perloff Cardiovascular Care
Cardiology located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Experiencing unexplained shortness of breath or chest pain can be alarming. At Perloff Cardiovascular Care, experienced cardiologist David Perloff, MD, PA, offers comprehensive, diagnostic testing services, including noninvasive cardiac monitoring, in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office. Dr. Perloff uses Holter monitors, cardiac event monitors, and other technologies to learn more about your heart’s function and determine if you need further treatment. Call Perloff Cardiovascular Care to schedule a consultation for cardiac monitoring or book one online today.
Cardiac Monitoring Q&A
What is cardiac monitoring?
Cardiac monitoring involves diagnostic tests that track and record important information about your heart’s activity.
Monitoring typically occurs as you go about your normal routine to see how your heart functions while you’re active and while you’re at rest.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Perloff might request that you use one or more types of cardiac monitoring devices to accurately diagnose your condition.
Which cardiac monitoring devices are available?
Perloff Cardiovascular Care offers several types of cardiac monitoring systems, including:
A Holter monitor continuously records your heart’s rhythm and rate. You might wear this type of portable device as part of a stress test or for up to 72 hours during your usual routine outside of the office.
Dr. Perloff might also recommend that you wear a Holter monitor if you have unexplained symptoms like chest pain or an arrhythmia.
Cardiac event monitor
A cardiac event monitor records the electrical activity of your heart, similar to a Holter monitor, but for an extended period of time. This type of test typically begins to record activity only when you experience a cardiac event.
Mobile cardiac telemetry (MTC) monitors
An MTC monitor records information about your heart, especially when you experience an elevated heart rate or heart palpitations. The system compares individual heartbeats over a period of time.
Dr. Perloff can determine which type of testing you need based on the type and severity of your symptoms. He provides comprehensive information to make life with a temporary monitor easy and stress-free.
What are the benefits of cardiac monitoring?
Cardiac monitoring makes it easier and more convenient for Dr. Perloff to evaluate your heart’s activity over a period of time.
Often, people experience cardiac events suddenly and not during their appointment at the cardiology office. Cardiac monitoring technology allows Dr. Perloff to track all of your heart’s activity when it happens, so he can better understand your condition.
The portable monitoring devices are easy to use and shouldn’t interfere with your lifestyle. These noninvasive tests can provide detailed information about your heart to ensure you get the right treatment.
To find out more about the benefits of cardiac monitoring, call Perloff Cardiovascular Care today or book a consultation online.