24 Hours Holter Monitoring
Holter monitor is a small, battery-powered device that measures your heart’s activity, such as rate and rhythm. Several leads, or wires, are attached to the monitor. The leads connect to electrodes that are placed on the skin of your chest with a glue-like gel. It’s important to avoid bathing, showering, and swimming while you’re wearing the monitor.
You can record your activities in a notebook. This helps to determine if changes in heart activity are related to your behaviors and movements.
Note : After 24 hrs testing time has passed, the Holter monitor is removed. Your doctor will analyze the results of the monitor. Depending on the results of the test, you may need to undergo further testing before a diagnosis is made.
Records and Information Collects :
It gives more information about the rhythm than what a simple ECG can give as the irregularities that don’t show up at the time the EKG is done because you’re only hooked up to the machine for a very brief amount of time.
It records your heart’s rate and rhythm for 24 hours as you go about your normal daily routine. It is placed like a regular EKG, but it has fewer leads. Holter monitor testing is also sometimes called ambulatory electrocardiography.
Abnormal heart rhythms and other types of cardiac symptoms can come and go. Monitoring for a longer period of time is necessary to record these events. If you’re already being treated for heart problems, wearing your monitor can help your doctor determine if your medicine is working or if changes need to be made.
It can also help them to see why you might be experiencing other symptoms of irregular heartbeat, such as dizziness, faintness, or feeling like your heart is racing or skipping a beat.