A Holter Monitor is a small portable battery-operated device used to record the heart's electrical activity over a 24-hour period.
Your health professional may refer you for a Holter Monitor to investigate symptoms such as heart palpitations, fainting, dizziness, chest pain or shortness of breath.
Five electrodes (small sticky pads) will be stuck to your chest and then connected to the monitor via wires. The monitor is small, lightweight, and easy to carry with you.
The ECG monitor will record your heart rate and rhythm over a 24-hour period while you go about your normal daily activities. If you experience any of your symptoms while wearing the Holter Monitor, please record this symptom by pressing the blue event button located on the side of the recorder.
You will be asked to return to Lime Radiology to have the monitor taken off at the same time the following day. Your results will be analysed, and a report will be forwarded to your referring health professional within 5 business days.