What Is a Holter Monitor?
Holter monitors provide continuous testing to give more thorough information
about your heart rate and rhythm. These monitors are battery operated
and portable, typically being used for at least 24 or 48 hours in order
to measure and record information about your heart’s activity for
an extended period of time.
This will provide our WTMF-affliated doctors with important information
about your heart health, such as:
- Whether or not your current medications are effective
- Whether or not your heart is receiving enough oxygen
- The cause of symptoms such as irregular heartbeats, dizziness, and fainting
Cardiology Testing at WTMF in Fremont
Holter monitors are painless and safe. These devices are very small and
will be attached to your skin with electrodes. Your technician will help
you understand how to care for and store your monitor as you maintain
it over the testing period. You will need to refrain from getting wet,
and avoid metal detectors, magnets, and high-voltage areas, as well as
getting any X-rays while you area wearing the monitor. Your technician
from Washington Township Medical Foundation will tell you how to keep
a record of your actions and any symptoms you experience as you are tested.
This record will be compared to the information included in your monitor
readings at the end of the test period.
Our goal at Washington Township Medical Foundation is to provide our community
with high-quality cardiac care in Fremont. Using advanced
cardiology tests such as Holter monitoring, we are able to get answers for our patients
that can lead to diagnosis. Be sure to ask your doctor any questions you
have about the Holter monitor, test period, and your results.