Telemetry, or real time monitoring, can be used in conjunction with electrocardiography (ECG) to monitor the heart's activity and detect or confirm cardiac arrhythmias. This technology can provide the physician with information on different treatment options available.


What is telemetry?

Telemetry allows the continuous monitoring of patients throughout their stay. Telemetry uses wireless technology to transmit ECG data from a portable recording device to a central control unit located in the nurse's station. This allows patients to move around the ward freely during monitoring, whilst also ensuring that dangerous cardiac arrhythmias can be detected early.

The Brandenburg Heart Center's Cardiology Ward is equipped with six portable telemetry devices, which allow patients to be monitored in real time. Although ambulatory ECGs can only be evaluated at a later date, they do have the advantage of working with several leads, which often makes the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias easier.

When is this technology indicated?

  • All types of cardiac arrhythmia
  • Brief fainting spells (syncope)
  • Palpitations
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Emergency numbers

  • Emergencies only:
    Our emergency room:
    +49 3338-69 45 21

Contact person

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
    Christian Butter
    Head of the Department of Cardiology, Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center

    PA to Head of Department Christine Meinecke
    Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center
    Ladeburger Str. 17
    16321 Bernau bei Berlin
    T +49 3338 694-610
    F +49 3338 694-644
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