Holter Monitoring

- Holter Monitoring

A Holter monitor is a continuous tape recording of a patient’s EKG for 24 hours. Since it can be worn during the patient’s regular daily activities, it helps the physician correlate symptoms of dizziness, palpitations (a sensation of fast or irregular heart rhythm) or black outs.

Why the Test is Performed :

  • To evaluate chest pain that cannot be reproduced with exercise testing.
  • To evaluate other signs and symptoms that may be heart-related, such as tiredness, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting.
  • To identify irregular heartbeats or palpitations.
    To assess risk for future heart-related events in certain conditions, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • To see how well an implanted pacemaker is working.
    To determine how well treatment for complex arrhythmias is working.
  • January 19, 2017