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Cardiomemo recording is a non-invasive way of monitoring your heart's activity. It involves placing a device next to your heart whenever you feel symptoms. Wearing it will help allow your doctors to monitor your heart and diagnose any problems.

Why you might need it

Cardiomemo recorders are devices, about the size of a mobile phone, that record your heart's activity. They are particularly useful for patients who have intermittent symptoms that last for a minute or more as you can carry the machine around with you without any attached wires. There aren't any leads attached to your chest.

It is important to make sure you have the recorder with you at all times so you can discretely place it on bare skin on your chest when your symptoms happen.

Cardiomemo recording is usually requested by a consultant following a consultation to try and gather more information about you and any symptoms you're experiencing.

We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence, you'll be looked after by an experienced multi-disciplinary care team.

Who will do it?

Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.

All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.

Our consultants have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-speciality surgeries. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.

Before your treatment

You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.

We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.

Preparing for your treatment

We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.

Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.

The procedure

You will attend the hospital on the day of the test where your consultant or a technician will explain the procedure and how to use the recorder. They will tell you where to place the recorder on your chest and how to take a recording.

You will then return the recorder to the hospital as directed. A report will then be sent to the doctor who requested the test.

Your treatment may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it’s important to follow your consultant’s advice. It's natural to feel anxious before hospital treatment, but knowing what to expect can help. Please raise any concerns or questions with your consultants or nurse so you feel comfortable and in control. We're here to help every step of the way.

Aftercare

You will be able to leave hospital after picking up and returning your cardiomemo recording device. The hospital will explain how long you need to wait before returning the recorder and the doctor who requested the test will arrange a follow-up appointment to discuss the results with you. If anything out of the ordinary is found, we offer integrated medical care.

Why choose Spire?

We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.

How much does it cost?

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation.

You can trust Spire Little Aston Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.

We’re here to help you with making these important choices, so you’re then free to concentrate on your treatment and on getting back to being you.

(1) Important: Please read Spire’s terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself.

(2) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Important to note

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.