A Holter monitor is a small and battery-operated portable device which is used to record heart’s activity (ECG) such as heart rate and heart rhythm continuously for 24 to 48 hours. The patient has to wear Holter Monitoring device while performing daily activities. This device has wires with electrodes which are attached to the skin. It records ECG as patient performs normal activity. Holter monitor also records various ECG intervals and irregular heartbeats. This testing is also called ambulatory electrocardiography. It is a vital tool for diagnosis of abnormal rhythms of heart.
Uses of Holter Monitoring:
Working of Holter Monitoring:
Risks of Holter monitors:
Holter Monitoring device has no risk and also does not cause any pain. This device has wires which are connected to the electrodes. The electrodes are attached to the chest with the help of adhesives to record ECG. The device is small and easily portable.
After the testing time is over, patient should visit the Cardiologist for removing Holter Monitoring device. The cardiologist reads the report and analyzes the results. Cardiologist can change or continue the treatment and medication plans as per the assessment of the reports.
Holter Monitoring test is a painless and most efficient test to detect potential heart problems related to abnormal rhythms.