Holter Monitor

What is a Holter Monitor?

A Holter Monitor is a portable monitor that allows us to record your heart tracing for 24 hours.

We place electrodes, sticky patches, to your chest and connect the cables that attach to the monitor. It is important that the electrodes are not removed during the 24 hours you are wearing the monitor.

The monitor is placed in a pouch that can be worn around your waist.

While you have the monitor it will be helpful if you record any symptoms you feel in the provided journal. This will give us a idea about where to focus our review.

Holter monitors are usually prescribed when the doctor needs to diagnose an abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia. Common symptoms of an arrhythmia are a fluttering or skipping feeling in your chest, dizziness, nausea or passing out spells.

Once the monitor is returned the tracing of the entire 24 hours is reviewed and a final report is completed. It can take up to one week for the results.