Raising the Bar in Arrhythmia Detection: A Diagnostic Toolbox

Numerous cardiac monitors are available for the detection of arrhythmias, each with different clinical indications as well as strengths and weaknesses. Continuous advances in these technologies and emerging options have caused confusion among the CV provider regarding when to use what, and for whom. The following education activities support device selection for arrhythmia detection through expert video, panel discussion, and interactive patient case scenarios.

Self-Paced Learning

Click below to hear from an expert regarding ambulatory cardiac monitors and their strengths and weaknesses then review the case-based learning to understand the factors that go into the appropriate selection of devices for patients that are experiencing syncope, stroke, and/or ischemia.

Expert Panel Discussion

Watch the panel of ACC electrophysiology experts as they discuss the nuances of choosing the appropriate monitoring device.


As a resource for this education, please consult a table created from the “2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society”.

Guidelines & Policies

Click below for Guidelines related to to syncope and device monitoring management.

We are grateful to these distinguished Members of the American College of Cardiology who contributed to this collection:


Michael Spooner, MD (Chair)


Brian Olshansky, MD


Dan Sorajja, MD


Mark S. Link, MD


Rachel Lampert, MD


Robert Murdock, DO


Educational Grant Support Provided By: Medtronic, Inc. | Page Launched: April 15, 2021

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