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Arrhythmia Monitoring Lab

Director: Alexei V. Shvilkin, MD
Appointments: 617-667-8800

Identifies High-Risk Patients

The CardioVascular Institute's Arrhythmia Monitoring or Holter Laboratory performs studies for patients with suspected heart rhythm abnormalities with or without symptoms. It works closely with the electrophysiology service in identifying high-risk patients for sudden cardiac death and other serious arrhythmias, and in monitoring patients starting on anti-arrhythmic drugs. The laboratory provides arrhythmia surveillance for patients after ablation procedures, including ablations for atrial fibrillation.

The laboratory employs certified arrhythmia technicians. Its state-of-the-art technology includes 24-hour and 48-hour Holter monitors, and patient-activated event recorders for two-week monitoring periods. Scans are reviewed immediately by a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist. Referring physicians and patients receive prompt alerts when significant rhythm abnormalities are noted.

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215