Thank you, Doctors, for taking the time to answer our questions.
After having one short event of strong erratic heartbeats a month for 5 months then one lasting about 4 hours and an ER visit my family doctor referred me for a 30 day event monitor. In his defense he had suggested a Holter monitor a couple of times but I declined given the rarity of the events. His suggestion of the 30 day event monitor made sense to me and I was agreeable.
I was provided w/an eCardio ER920W for 21 days. It was simple to use, having 2 leads, right chest and left rib cage. Cellular transmission. I had two events while on it: one critical, one serious. A cardiologist called and suggested ER each time.
I've been on coumadin, a beta blocker and an antiarrhythmic for 9 months now and the cardiiologist has ordered a 21 day event monitor to check the efficacy of the medications. To my knowledge I've had no events since the thrid day of Rythmol, the antiarrhythmic.
This time a CardioNet MCOT arrived at my door. This thing is IMIDATING!!! Multiple components arrived in a huge box. It has 3 electrodes and leads, right chest, left chest and left rib cage vs the ER920W's 2 electrodes, 2 leads. I'm inclined to want to send it back and request the easy to use ER920W.
The only thing holding me back from doing so is the 3 leads rather than 2.
What is the difference between these two event monitors and is the MCOT really going to give us any more or better information than the ER920W??