What is it? Holter monitors, commonly known as 24-Hour Heart Monitors, are worn around the waist or shoulder and attached to electrodes on your body to measure electrical impulses of the heart and give the doctor a full day’s record of information.
How is it put on? A technologist will place four electrodes on your chest. These electrodes will be connected to the monitor by four wires. The monitor is clipped to your clothing or worn in a pouch that is worn around your neck.
Preparing for the Test:
- Do not use any powders, lotions or oils on your chest.
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
- Plan on your appointment lasting approximately 20 minutes.
- Men can expect to have some of their chest hair shaved, in order to better place the electrodes.