HOLTER AND EVENT MONITORS
Holter monitors typically store recorded electrocardiogram data within the device. Patients return the Holter monitor to the doctor’s office, where the information is downloaded to a secure server, analyzed, interpreted by the monitoring service and reported back to the physician for the diagnosis. Event Monitoring – When a patient is wearing a mobile cardiac telemetry device, the monitoring service continuously receives and observes the patient’s electrocardiogram.
These studies use a device that allows your doctor to monitor record and store heart rhythms over long time periods (Holter for 24 hours, Event monitor up to one month). Monitors provide information about heart rhythm changes over time. They can detect arrhythmias which can present as slow heart beats or fast hear beats of various types.
What to Expect
Patients will be sent home with a Holter or Event Monitor. Holter monitors and event monitors are about the size of a cell phone and can be worn attached to a belt or clothing. “Sticker like” electrodes are placed on the skin of the chest and the monitor is worn by the patient for the duration of test.