A Holter Monitor is a small device with few wires adhesive to your skin for a period of time, which is determined by the ordering healthcare provider, to monitor the electrical activity of your heart.

Why is a Holter Monitor required?

A Holter Monitor test may be requested by your primary healthcare provider or specialist to determine how the heart responds to normal activity. It may also be used after a heart attack to diagnose heart rhythm problems and/or when starting a new heart medicine.

Length of appointment:

The Holter Monitor is monitored over 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours, outside of the clinic (at home). The training and setup at the clinic will be Approximately 30 minutes.

Preparing for Test:

It is recommended that you bathe before your appointment because once your monitoring begins you cannot get the monitor wet. A technician will place electrodes that sense your heartbeat on your chest. For patients who have hair on their chest, a small amount of hair may be shaved to make sure the electrodes stick.