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Holter Monitoring

Holter Monitoring

Cardiac Testing

What is the test?

Holter monitoring is a painless noninvasive method to record your heartbeat as you go about your daily activities.

How do I prepare?

There is no special preparation for this type of cardiac monitoring. A cardiac technician will give you guidelines to keep in mind during the monitoring period.

What can I expect during the test?

At the time you receive your Holter monitor, a cardiac technician will attach several small pads with wires (electrodes) to your chest. These wires connect to a small recording device that attaches to your belt. You will be asked to wear the monitor for a period of 24 hours or more. During that time you cannot shower, but a sponge bath is fine. Follow your normal daily routine, including work and exercise. Avoid using an electric blanket, as that can affect the recording. You will also be asked to keep a diary, noting times and activities, and any symptoms you feel.

How and when will I get my test results?

After you return the monitor, a cardiologist or EKG-credentialed physician will analyze the recorded data and prepare a written report for your primary care physician, who will discuss the results with you.

Where is the test performed?

Holter monitoring is available through the Cardiac Services Department at Cayuga Medical Center, 101 Dates Drive, off NYS Route 96, in Ithaca.

 

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