Holter monitor provides a continuous recording of the heart’s rhythm during normal activity. This can be worn for 24-48 hours. Electrodes are placed on your chest and connected to a portable EKG monitor that you can easily carry you. Information gathered will be analyzed by a cardiologist to determine if there is any abnormal heart rhythms.
The study is ordered to diagnose irregular heart rates, dizziness, unexplained fainting episodes, unexplained falls,shortness of breath or any chest pain.Please wear loose fitting clothing to your appointment and allow for 30 minutes for the monitor to be placed.