• What is a Holter monitor?

    A Holter monitor is a small wearable device that monitors the electrical activity of your heart via three leads attached to your chest wall via small electrodes (small stickers).

    Depending on the duration and frequency of your symptoms, Prof Ruparelia will suggest that the recording is perform for 24 or 48 hours. You will be asked to keep a diary of your symptoms and / or any symptoms that you suffer during the recording period.

  • How should I prepare?

    You need to do nothing specific.

    Holter monitoring is painless and non-invasive. You can hide the electrodes and wires under your clothes, and you can wear the recording device on your belt or attached to a strap. Once your monitoring starts, don't take the Holter monitor off, you must wear it at all times even when sleeping. You can carry out all of your activities as usual whilst wearing the Holter recorder.

  • When do I get my results?

    Once you hand the recorder back, the device requires analysis to determine if there is an abnormality.

    Prof Ruparelia shall organise and a follow up appointment shortly after this to discuss the results of the Holter monitor and formulate an ongoing management plan.

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