A Holter monitor is a device that is worn for 24 to 48 hours and records a patient's heart rate and rhythm. The patient should keep a diary of their activities and symptoms during this period. You will be asked not to remove the monitor or shower during this 24 to 48 hour period.
t will take approximately 30 minutes to hook up the recorder and give you instructions. You will be notified at that time when to return the recorder (approximately 24-48 hours later). The ordering physician will be notified of the results. This physician will inform you of the results within 1 week.
If you need to reschedule the test or have any questions regarding these instructions, please call our office.