Multi Day Holter Monitor

What is a Multi Day Holter Monitor?

A Multi Day Holter Monitor continuously records the electrical activity of your heart for up to a week as you go about your normal daily routine. The monitor is used to detect and assess abnormal rhythms of your heart and their relationship to any symptoms you may be experiencing.

How does it work?

A Cardiac Technician will place three ECG electrodes on your chest that are in turn attached to a small monitor. You will be required to wear the monitor for up to a week (with the exception of when you shower).  You will be given a spare battery and charger which will be changed over daily.  A diary will be provided for you to note down important activities (eg exercise, housework, gardening etc) and any symptoms (eg chest pain, palpitations, etc) that you may experience can be entered into the device.

Each 24 hour monitoring period is analysed online and reported by a Cardiologist who will then determine whether another day of monitoring is required. Once you have returned the monitor, a summary report will be sent to your referring Doctor.

How do I prepare for the test?

There is no special preparation for this test. You will need to return to the test centre that initially fitted the monitor on the day and at the time specified. It is very important to promptly return the monitor, as another patient will be scheduled to use it.

How long does the test take?

A Multi Day Holter monitor takes approximately 30 minutes to fit and explain.