What is an arrhythmia?

An arrhythmia is simply an abnormal heart rhythm. Some arrhythmia can be harmless. Others may indicate a more serious issue. Serious cardiac rhythm disorders can be responsible for uncomfortable sensations in the chest (palpitations), light-headedness, dizziness, loss of consciousness (syncope), difficulty breathing, limited exercise capacity, chest pain and cardiac arrest. There are many possible factors that can cause arrhythmia. By wearing a heart monitor, you help your team of healthcare professionals diagnose potential arrhythmias and determine treatment options.

Read more on arrhythmia from the American Heart Association® >>

How to use your CAM patch monitor


Receive Your Prescription

Your doctor or nurse will apply the CAM heart monitor to your chest during your office visit. You’ll keep your patch on, day and night, for the period of time your doctor/nurse instructs you. You might be asked to wear it up to 7 days.


Wear Continuously

Continue your daily routine as you normally would while wearing your CAM patch. You can exercise and shower while wearing your water-resistant CAM patch, but you should avoid swimming or submerging your heart monitor.


Note Your Symptoms

If you are not feeling well, push the button directly on the CAM patch and write down your symptoms in your Patient Diary booklet. Pushing the button will notate your report so your doctor can compare your heart rhythm at the moment your symptoms arise.


Return Your Monitor

When your monitoring period is complete, remove your CAM patch and return it to your doctor, following instructions provided by the clinic. Your doctor will analyze your data and contact you with results.

Patient Diary

The Patient Diary is provided by your doctor when the CAM patch is applied. Making a note of your symptoms in the Patient Diary helps your doctor get a clearer picture of the circumstances that contribute to your discomfort. You’ll include your Patient Diary when you return your CAM patch monitor for analysis.