What Is Holter Monitoring?
Holter monitoring is a painless way to record your heartbeat away from the Northside Gwinnett Medical Center. It is a small electrocardiogram (EKG) that you carry with you. Holter monitoring allows your doctor to review your heartbeat at a later time. This equipment helps doctors determine if you are at risk for heart disease or cardiac arrhythmias.
Your Holter Monitor
When you receive a Holter monitor, small, painless pads (electrodes) are put on your chest. These connect to the lightweight unit, which attaches to a belt or shoulder strap. You need to keep the device on for at least 24 hours and complete a diary of your heart activity. While wearing the monitor, follow these tips:
Holter Monitor Diary