Holter Monitor

A monitor which detects and records heart rate and rhythm continuously usually over a 24 hour period but may be worn up to 48 hours.

Please advise us beforehand

Please advise us if you are a night shift worker.

Preparation

It is recommended to wear 2 piece clothing. Please shower beforehand as you will not be able to shower again until the monitor is removed in 24 hours.

Do not apply any lotions or creams to the chest area.

What happens during the procedure

You will be connected to a small heart monitor (no larger than a mobile phone) by 4 electrodes stuck to your chest. The monitor is worn in a pouch around your neck or in a case at your waist for 24 hours where it records your heart rate and rhythm. You may return home or to work and resume most of your usual activities while wearing the monitor. You cannot shower while wearing the monitor. You may be asked to keep a diary of activity/events.

How long does it take?

Approximately 20 minutes to fit the monitor, however the monitor is worn for 24 hours.

After your examination

You will return the following day to have the monitor removed. You may then resume your normal activities.

Your images and report

After your examination, the most pertinent images from your study will be available on the myPRP patient portal. A report, along with the images will be sent directly to your referring doctor. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.
 
Please bring any previous X-rays with you.
 
It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.