Mobile Cardiac Telemetry is when a monitor is placed on a patient to transmit the heartbeat patterns remotely and in real time. Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) is the cutting-edge of cardiac monitoring. MCT devices are small portable monitors that send a constant feed of data showing the ECG (Electrocardiography) read out of the patient in real-time.

Electrocardiography is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed over the skin. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle’s electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing and repolarizing during each heartbeat.