Islamabad Diagnostic Centre has introduced yet another very important cardiac diagnostic tool to check the working of your heart, Holter Monitor test.
A Holter monitor is a machine that continuously records the heart’s rhythms. The monitor is usually worn for 24 – 48 hours during normal activity.
Electrodes (small conducting patches) are stuck onto your chest and attached to a small recording monitor. You carry the Holter monitor in a pocket. The monitor is battery operated.
While you wear the monitor, it records your heart’s electrical activity.
Keep a diary of what activities you do while wearing the monitor, and how you feel.
After 24 – 48 hours, you will return the monitor.
The doctor will look at the records and see if there have been any abnormal heart rhythms.It is very important that you accurately record your symptoms and activities so the doctor can match them with your Holter monitor findings.
Electrodes must be firmly attached to the chest so the machine gets an accurate recording of the heart’s activity.
While wearing the device, avoid:
Continue your normal activities while wearing the monitor. You may be asked to exercise while being monitored if your symptoms have occurred in the past while you were exercising.