Female smiling with orange top and tan scarf

Personal Stories About Heart Monitoring

Learn how our heart monitor is helping patients find answers.

Patients Share Their Heart Monitoring Stories

While each of these real-life stories focuses on an individual experience, they all share a common component. In each case, continuous heart monitoring provided insight that led to an informed treatment plan and greater peace of mind.

Unexplained Fainting

William's Story

William experienced an ambulance trip, multiple visits to the hospital, and appointments with various types of physicians. Multiple tests showed nothing. His doctor recommended heart monitoring with the Reveal LINQ™ insertable cardiac monitoring (ICM) system to help find the answer.

Portrait of syncope patient William

Kymberli's Story

Concerned for her children’s safety and what might happen if she blacked out while alone with them, Kymberli was determined to find out the reason for her fainting episode. Her doctor recommended long-term heart monitoring with the Reveal LINQ ICM system.

Portrait of syncope patient Kymberli

Stephen's Story

After blacking out and slamming his truck into the side of a bridge, Stephen experienced a roller coaster of fruitless tests until his doctor recommended heart monitoring with the Reveal LINQ ICM system.

Portrait of syncope patient Stephen

Unexplained Stroke

Lisa's Story

For more than 10 years, Lisa has been a stroke coordinator and has cared for stroke patients. After experiencing a stroke of her own, her doctor suggested they use the Reveal LINQ ICM system to monitor Lisa's heart and determine if her stroke could have been caused by atrial fibrillation.

Portrait of atrial fibrillation patient Lisa

Bill's Story

There were no signs of illness — aside from a little fatigue — before he collapsed one morning with a massive stroke. After Bill was stabilized at the hospital, his medical team set out to determine if atrial fibrillation may have caused his stroke. They recommended long-term heart monitoring with the Reveal LINQ ICM system.

Portrait of atrial fibrillation patient Bill

Scott's Story

On his way to a soccer game, 22-year-old college student Scott Thompson suffered a stroke. After life-saving treatment, Scott's doctors recommended long-term heart monitoring with the Reveal LINQ ICM system to help find the cause of his stroke.

Portrait of atrial fibrillation patient Scott

Suspected Atrial Fibrillation

John's Story

John is a 75-year-old retired truck salesman who received a Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor, which helped his doctor diagnose his atrial fibrillation. After consulting with his doctor, he decided to have a cryoablation procedure.

Portrait of atrial fibrillation patient John

These stories reflect individual experiences. Not every person will receive the same results. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options.