Holter Monitor/Ambulatory Electrocardiogram Device/Event Monitor
Holter monitor is a small, wearable battery operated a portable device that keeps track of your heart rhythm continuously for a period of 24 hours or longer and keeps a record of it.
Who needs it?
Certain arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), which can cause the symptoms, may occur only intermittently or may occur just under certain conditions, such as stress or activity. Arrhythmias of this type are difficult to obtain on an ECG tracing that only runs for a few minutes. Thus, the physician will request a Holter monitor that you can take home that can capture the heart rhythm.
Who does it?
Does it need any preparation?
Keep the Holter monitor dry to ensure it functions properly. Men are requested to shave their chest, take a shower before their appointment to have the monitor fitted and not apply any lotions or creams. Avoid activities that might lead to the monitor getting wet. Magnetic and electrical fields may interfere with the function of the Holter monitor. Otherwise, you can continue with all your regular activities.
When can I expect the report?
Holter/Ambulatory Device which we use at RxDx
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