Holter Monitor

This simple test involves the wearing of a small Monitor, similar to a “Walkman”, carried at the waist. It records your heart-beat silently for 24 hours.

It is not necessary to be admitted to hospital for this procedure. You come to the Cardiac Evaluation Department to have it put on, this takes about half an hour, after which you may go home or back to work .You then return at the same time the following day to have it taken off again this takes about ten minutes.

Your report or result of the test is then sent to your Consultant Cardiologist who will see you again to give you your results.

While wearing the Holter Monitor it is advisable to:

  • Wear a loose fitting shirt or blouse.
  • Remove jewellery from around your neck.
  • Take your normal exercise, but nothing dangerous that could damage the monitor.
  • Keep monitor away from magnets
  • Ensure the monitor does not get wet. Do not bathe or shower while wearing it.