What Is A 'Sleuth,' And Can It Determine That I Have A Heart Rhythm Problem?

Question: I have heard about a device called the ''Sleuth.'' Is it true that by my wearing this device my doctors can find out if I have a heart rhythm problem?

Answer:It can. It's one of the newer generation implantable monitors and there are a couple commercially available where you put a small maybe about the size of a pack of gum or so in underneath the skin, and we can watch the electrical activity of the heart long as its in, up to three years. Now It allows us to see if you have an irregular heart beat or a dangerous heart beat, that you may not be aware of.