Zio Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring

Zio Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring is used by physicians to detect and diagnose irregular heart rhythms in patients.

The simple Zio patch is placed on the patient’s chest for up to a period of two weeks. This small device records the patient’s heart rhythms at all times (including exercising, sleeping and showering) and saves that information for the doctor to review. Easier to use and longer-lasting than a holter monitor, the Zio system offers a more comprehensive view of your heart’s activities.

If you’ve ever had the feeling that your has heart skipped a beat for no apparent reason, or that it beats too quickly or too slowly, this may be a sign of arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation. 

Arrhythmias may be caused by many different factors, including prior heart attack or heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnea. Irregular heart rhythms can also occur in “normal, healthy” hearts.

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib.

For more information, please visit: https://www.irhythmtech.com/patients/why-zio

At AUC, we offer this service for $475 for TWO WEEKS of monitoring and analysis (if your insurance does not cover it). Most insurances, including Medicare, do cover it. However, BC/BS for example, does not. Please call and check with your insurance company if you have questions.