24 hour holter monitor

Why is it used?

This is a recording device used to monitor your heart rhythm continuously for one day.  This test might be booked if you have a history of palpitations or black-outs or to monitor your heart rate if you have atrial fibrillation.

What does it involve?

The monitor is discrete and should not interfere considerably with normal daily activities. It is important that, should you have any symptoms during the recording, to note the time that these occur in order to correlate any rhythm disturbance.