24 Hour Holter Monitor

Holter Monitor

When a patient experiences irregular heart rate, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, abnormal pacemaker function or fainting and/or falling spells, a Holter monitor may be recommended to monitor and record heart rhythms over a 24 hour period.

Worn by the patient, the Holter monitor is a portable EKG device that monitors the electrical activity of a person’s heart during normal activity. Following the 24 hour period, the patient brings the monitor back to his or her physician, and a technician scans through the thousands of beats and generates a report of irregular rhythms or rates.