Holter Monitor/Event Monitor

oth monitors are an EKG device that is worn either for 72 hours (holter monitor) or 30 days (event monitor) and record your heart rhythm for any abnormalities. Abnormal heart rhythms may cause symptoms such as palpations, “racing heart”, dizziness, lightheadness, chest pain or loss of consciousness (called syncope). Choice of monitor depends on the frequency and /or duration of your symptoms.

Pre and post instructions

Pre instructions:

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes such as a shirt that buttons down in the front. This makes it easier for our staff nurse to place the electrode pads to your chest and attach the EKG wires. Male patients may require areas to be shaved to apply the electrode pads. You may wear it with a shoulder strap or belt. You will be given a diary to record any symptoms and events that may occur while wearing the monitor.

Post procedure:

  • If the 24-hour holter monitor was ordered you will be bringing the monitor back to our office. Dr Aldrich will then read it.
  • If you will be wearing the 30 day event monitor you will be given complete instructions by our staff nurse on the device and a pre-paid package to send the device back to the company when complete. Our office will be notified of any events that may occur while using the device. A final report will be sent to us for Dr Aldrich to review.
Aldrich Cardiovascular Institute
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