Test Preparation
Holter Monitoring

Holter monitoring is a continuous tape recording of the a patient’s EKG for 24 to 48 hours. Since it is worn during your regular daily activities, it will help your physician correlate symptoms of dizziness, palpitations or “black outs”.

Before the Test: There is no preparation for this test. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing so it is easy to dress after the monitor has been hooked up.

During the Test: ECG electrodes will be placed on your chest and connected to a lightweight monitor that will be connected around your waist. You will carry this monitor around with you for 24, 28 or 72 hours, depending how long your doctor requests.

After the Test: You will be able to return to your normal activities when the test is complete, unless your physician or technician tells you otherwise.

What to Bring: To avoid delays on the day of your test, ensure that you bring your health card and your requisition.