At Capital Heart Centre, we utilise a patch electrode Holter monitor. This allows for easier attachment and a more comfortable experience as only an adhesive device will need to be attached to your chest area.
During your appointment, the patch electrode Holter monitor will be attached to you. This usually takes 30 seconds and is completely painless.
During the test
You will be asked to go about your daily activities as you normally would, including exercising and showering. You will wear the device for the length of time requested by your cardiologist. Then, return the device at the end of the test, as instructed.
You are advised to:
- Wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing
- Continue taking the medications prescribed to you, unless stated otherwise
- Continue with all day-to-day activities, including showers and exercise
Please note that if you experience symptoms such as palpitations or dizziness, the patch Holter monitor has a function that allows you to indicate the time of the symptom. Your cardiologist may also provide you with a diary sheet to accurately record symptoms that you experience.