Dynamic Holter ECG monitoring

Dynamic Holter ECG monitoring is a simple portable device that usually have 3 or 12 leads and records your heart’s activity (ECG) continuously from 24 to 72 hours.

Dynamic Holter ECG monitoring allows:

  • the quantifying of the real burden of an arrhythmia
  • the detection of rhythm disturbances
  • the detection of electrical abnormalities of prognostic relevance (i.e. ischemic/non ischemic cardiomiopaty, Brugada syndrome, long QT syndrome, ARVD, CPVT)

Dynamic Holter ECG monitoring has no contraindications and no risks.

The execution of this exam does not include preparation rules.

Please if you have a hairy chest they might need to shave some hair off: this will help the pads to stay on your chest.

Please bring all your medications or a list of them with doses to your appointment.

  • A specially trained technician first attaches the electrodes to your chest.
  • Once the electrodes are in place, the technician helps you put the Holter monitor on and explains how to take care of it.
  • The technician will show you how to keep a diary of your activities and symptoms during the test. It’s important to keep an accurate diary.

  • Do not get the monitor wet, or expose it to excessive humidity
  • Be careful not to hit the device.
  • Do not remove the equipment from your body under any circumstances.
  • Avoid using radio transmitters of electronic waves such as microwaves.
  • Do not have any X-Ray, MRI or CAT scan tests done while wearing the Holter monitor.
  • Do not bring the equipment near to metal detectors.
  • Do not remove the carrying case or the battery from the monitor.

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