cardiac loop

cardiac loop

[′kärd·ē‚ak ′lüp]
(embryology)
The embryonic heart formed by bending and twisting of the cardiac tube.
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Patients were randomized to either a new technology called Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) or to a cardiac loop event recorder.
MCOT detected clinically significant arrhythmias in 41 percent of patients, compared to the cardiac loop event recorder, which detected arrhythmias in just 15 percent of patients (p<0.
In patients with syncope (fainting, passing out) or presyncope (dizziness), MCOT detected clinically significant arrhythmias in 52 percent of patients, compared to 16 percent of cardiac loop event patients (p<0.
In patients with syncope or presyncope, MCOT detected clinically significant atrial fibrillation in 24 percent of patients compared to 2 percent of cardiac loop event patients (p<0.
In a sub-group of sites using the auto-detect/auto-trigger cardiac loop event recorders, an arrhythmia was confirmed or excluded as the cause of symptoms in 88 percent of MCOT patients, compared to only 46 percent of cardiac loop event patients (p=0.
In the diagnosis of patients with symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia, MCOT provides a significantly higher yield than standard cardiac loop event recorders," continued Dr.
When Holter monitoring fails to detect an arrhythmia, physicians often place the patient on a portable cardiac loop event recorder, which patients wear for 30 days, but the recorder only stores a limited amount of data, typically about 10 minutes.