This portable device is designed to record the electrical activity of your heart during your normal daily routine and while you sleep. It is effective in detecting electrical abnormalities that cause intermittent symptoms, such as palpitations or dizziness, and can diagnose heart rhythm disorders that you may not be aware of.
During the test, a technician will place several electrodes on your chest, which will be connected to the portable recorder. You will need to wear the monitor for 24 hours, after which you can return it to the clinic. If you experience any symptoms like chest pain, irregular heartbeats, or dizziness while wearing the monitor, simply press the Event Button on the recorder. In cases where symptoms are less frequent, we also provide 7 day Holter monitoring so that we can monitor your heart rhythm over a longer period of time.
You can carry on with your regular daily activities, and the device can be concealed under your clothing. However, it’s important to avoid taking a bath or shower while wearing the monitor.
Our team of experienced cardiologists will conduct a thorough investigation and interpretation of the results to diagnose any heart rhythm disorders and provide appropriate treatment options.
about Holter monitor
What is a Holter monitor investigation for?
It is used to detect any irregular heart rhythms or other electrical abnormalities that cause intermittent symptoms, such as palpitations or dizziness.
How is the Holter Monitor applied?
A trained technician will attach several small electrodes to your chest, which are connected to the Holter Monitor. You will be asked to wear the monitor for 24 hours while going about your normal activities.
What should I avoid while wearing the Holter Monitor?
You should avoid taking a bath or shower while wearing the Holter Monitor, as it should not get wet. Additionally, you should avoid activities that involve magnets, such as MRI scans.
What if I experience symptoms while wearing the Holter Monitor?
If you experience any symptoms, such as chest pain or palpitations, while wearing the Holter Monitor, you should press the event button on the monitor. This will mark the time of the symptom, making it easier for our cardiologists to analyse the data.
How long will it take to receive my results?
The Holter Monitor results will be analysed by our team who will provide a comprehensive report. You should expect to receive your results within a few days, depending on the workload of the clinic. Following analysis by one of our cardiologists, we will discuss the results with you and recommend appropriate treatment options.
Do I need a referral from my primary care physician for Holter Monitoring?
Yes. A referral from a doctor is required to schedule an appointment for Holter Monitoring.