Arrhythmia Monitoring Lab
Alexei V. Shvilkin, MD
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.