just had a reveal put in on wed ,, hospital gave me no informations what so ever so any help would be appreciated



by chip - 2009-08-28 01:08:35

A quick Google search found these manuals avaliable on-line for the reveal:


by Ally00000 - 2009-08-28 01:08:40

thank you ,, no never got a booklet to go with it all they gave me was the devise and that i go back end of month for recording and phone number if i have an attack


by Ally00000 - 2009-08-28 02:08:06

many thanks i have saved these files so can read later much appreciated


by dottodot - 2009-08-28 09:08:10

are you talking about a pacemaker or a "Reveal Loop Recorder"? There's quite a difference between the two and then I'm sure there would be a lot of support here. dototdot


by pacergirl - 2009-08-28 09:08:19

You have found a great place to get some information about living with a pacemaker. There are some wonderful, helpful people here from all over the world. Many from UK.

As far so the actual model of pacemaker you have I have not heard of it before, but I'm sure someone here has. Maybe they will reply soon.

Just wanted to welcome you and let you know to continue to reach out to your new friends.


Reveal DX by Medtronic

by golden_snitch - 2009-08-28 09:08:25


I don't think there is any pacer called "Reveal" so my guess is that you got the Reveal DX by Medtronic implanted which is kind of an event-recorder. It looks a bit like an USB stick. Most people get it because they faint from time to time which might be caused by arrhythmia but was never caught on a normal holter or event monitor. The Reveal can stay in from just a couple of days to even one or two years - as long as it takes to document an arrhythmia.

I'm not familiar with the follow-up of these recorders. I would guess that as soon as you have had an "episode" (fainted, racing heart beat etc.), you go back to the hospital and they will check what the recorder has caught. They don't have to take the Reveal out for that.

Hope this helps a bit. You should probably google Reveal DX, there are some articles/infos in the internet.


Great Device...

by chip - 2009-08-28 10:08:38

I had one of the Reveal monitors too for awhile before they determined my problem so I can speak pretty fluently about it.

The monitor will catch and record any abnormality in your heart’s rate or rhythm that it senses as long as they are within the parameters that the doctor set. This is done regardless weather the button on the remote device is pressed or not.

When you feel an “event” happening you can press the remote and the device will record your hearts activity. This allows the doctors to catch any problems that don’t fall within the preset recording parameters.

I would add that the device will only record so much information and that info is recorded in a loop. (Meaning it will record over previously captured info) So if you have an event I would call the doctor and get the monitor interrogated so the information is not lost.

More information can be found on Medtronic’s web site at:

If I can answer any more questions for you or give you any information please don’t hesitate to ask.


by Ally00000 - 2009-08-28 10:08:39

Hi yes its the reveal loop monitor sorry ,,

Good Success Rate

by pacemaker writer - 2009-08-28 11:08:02

I have read in the medical literature that these implantable loop recorders have a pretty good track record at getting any arrhythmias you might have to "go on the record." In other words, they can document rhythm disorders you might have so doctors can get a better idea of your condition.
Here is the link for the Medtronic website on this product:

Pacemaker Writer


by Ally00000 - 2009-08-28 11:08:58

thank you i will have a look at the link you sent at the hospital they gave no information i know about the recordings etc as was told that but that is it they sent me home with my recording devise and a pacemaker patiend id card no information or any thing


by dottodot - 2009-08-28 12:08:05

I too had a Reveal loop recorder before my pacemaker so feel I have pretty good knowledge. Chip already explained a lot about it but you also should have routine scheduled appointments for downloading data even if you haven't activated the remote.Actually all of that should come also with a small booklet which reviews everything. Make sure you know who and when to contact if you activate the device and that is usually done through a pacemaker clinic. Not all clinics or hospitals have equipment to download the information. They can give our providers a lot of information. Mine was implanted because I was having bouts of atrialfib and they wanted to know if it was just started as that or started as a different rhythm issue and then deteriated into atrial fib as I have a number of problematic rhythm areas. They found that I was having long pauses so that the loop triggered the asystole parameter and they couldn't wait and had to put in the pacemaker. So sometimes they find other things. The Medtronic site has a lot of information and if you didn't get that booklet contact them and see if they will send you another. dottodot

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