Holter monitor: A type of portable heart monitor. The Holter monitor is a small portable electrocardiogram (ECG). The device is worn in a pouch around the neck or waist. It keeps a record of the heart rhythm, typically over a 24-hour period, while the patient keeps a diary recording their activities and any symptoms they may feel. The ECG recording is then correlated with the person's record of their activities and symptoms. The Holter monitor is useful for identifying disturbances which are sporadic and which are not readily identified with the usual resting electrocardiogram test.
The monitor is named after Norman Holter (1914-83), an American biophysicist, who invented it.
A Holter monitor is a machine that continuously records the heart's rhythms. The monitor is usually worn for 24 - 48 hours during normal activity. There ...
Information about the Holter Monitor as it is used to diagnose heart disease.
Holter monitor â€” Overview covers what to expect during this test of your heart rhythm.
WHAT IS IT? Holter and event monitors are medical devices that record the heart's electrical activity. Doctors most often use these monitors to diagnose arrhythmias.
Results Ready When Special Equipment Risks/Complications Average Cost Within a few days after removing the monitor. Portable ECG monitor, chest ECG leads, tape or ...