Because abnormal heart rhythms and cardiac symptoms can come and go, they may be difficult to detect. Your doctor may want to evaluate your heartbeat over time with a portable cardiac monitor.
Unlike alternative cardiac monitors that employ multiple, bulky devices with limited patient support, now there is an integrated monitoring solution that seamlessly connects patients with their clinicians, accelerating the time to treatment.
RhythmStar is a revolutionary one-piece, portable heart monitor that is unobtrusive in daily activities. It helps physicians better monitor heart activity for more accurate arrhythmia detection.
Lightweight, 1-piece device is easy to wear during daily activities
Accurate, timely mobile monitoring alerts your doctor of issues in near real-time
Friendly Care Coordinators are available 24/7 to answer your questions
Apply the lightweight, adhesive ECG pads to your chest
Insert the rechargeable battery into the pre-programmed RhythmStar device to turn on the device
If your doctor has asked you to record your symptoms, press and hold the record button and then select the symptoms and level of activity using the selection arrows
At any point contact a RhythmStar Care Coordinator with any concerns or questions
Successful arrhythmia detection starts with your comfort. Our experienced, U.S.- based experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions.
When you receive your system from your physician or RhythMedix, the kit will include the RhythmStar Quick Start Guide as well as the monitor, a belt clip, an ECG cable, adhesive electrodes, two rechargeable batteries, and a battery charger. If you have been instructed to mail the kit back to RhythMedix at the conclusion of your monitoring service, a pre-paid return envelope will be provided.
Yes, unless showering or exposed to water, always wear your RhythmStar to help ensure the Monitoring Center and your physician can get your important heart information as promptly as possible. In the shower, you may keep the adhesive electrodes on.
Yes. If you plan to be away for longer than 12 hours, take the charger and the additional battery with you. If you are traveling by air, the monitor may trigger airport detectors, but it will not be damaged. Prior to your trip, the Monitoring Center can instruct you how to turn off the cellular radio on the device by placing it in “Flight Mode”.
For men, start by trimming the hair on your chest as needed. Clean the skin with warm water or rubbing alcohol and allow the skin to dry. Do not use lotions or creams before application.
Connect the adhesive pads to the color-coded ECG cable snaps. Then remove the protective backing from the adhesive pad. Apply the adhesive pads to your chest following the color-coded picture below
It is recommended that electrodes be changed every other day, when possible. Changing the electrodes too often may irritate the skin, while not changing the electrodes enough may provide poor quality ECG data.
No, RhythmStar has built in cellular technology and sends your heart information to the Monitoring Center via cellular network. There is no cost to you for the transmissions.
Several factors, including the cellular network coverage quality and the amount of data being transmitted can impact battery life. It is recommended that you place a fully charged battery in your RhythmStar device once daily.
Much like a cell phone or other personal electronic device, RhythmStar can become warm from time to time. RhythmStar complies with applicable surface temperature standards and limits. Placing RhythmStar in a pocket or unventilated area will increase the temperature and should be avoided.
Unless your physician instructs you to return the monitor to their office, the monitor and related accessories (the ECG cable, the batteries, the charger, and any unopened packages of adhesive electrodes) must be promptly returned to RhythMedix to avoid any unnecessary charges. After removing the battery from the monitor, place the monitor and accessories into the packaging box and place the box into the provided prepaid mailing bag for return.