24 Hour ECG Holter Monitor

Common Indications

  • Suspected cardiac arrhythmias in patient experiencing episodic or sustained palpitations, e.g. skipped beats, extra beats, or in whom bradycardia or tachycardia is suspected.
  • Syncope or presyncope.
  • Patient with pace maker in whom pace maker mal function is suspected.
  • Risk assessment post for myocardial infarction.
  • Follow-up of drug therapy for arrhythmias.
  • Assessment of the frequency and severity of silent ischaemia (only after an exercise stress test or stress echocardiogram).

Test Description

Electrical activity of the heart is measured over 24 hours using a lightweight monitor attached to a belt. The monitor has 4 leads that are applied to the chest.

At the time of arrival the patient will have the 24 halter monitor fitted. Your patient should bathe or shower prior to this appointment as they will not be able to bathe in the 24 hours while the monitor is attached.

A technician will place electrodes on the patient’s chest which will sense the patient’s heartbeat. For men, a small amount of hair may be shaved to make sure the electrodes stick.

Patients are generally unrestricted in their daily activities.

Preparation Details

(Approximately 15 minutes duration)

No Preparation Required

Please provide other details about your request if necessary (e.g additional tests, preferred doctor or time, patient conditions, etc.)

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