What is Holter Monitor?
This is a commonly applied test to evaluate symptoms of palpitation and potential rhythm abnormalities of the heart. It is applied to utilize either a single patch or several individual patches connected to the Holter machine with wires. It can be applied for
either a period of 24 hours, 72 hours or a weeklong here at Edmonton Echolab, depending on the frequency of the symptoms encountered.
Any Holter that spans more than 24 hours in duration is dedicated for the NOVI devices, which is water resistance applied with the single patch and worn for several days in duration. During that time, the patient can shower with a few precautions, so as not to get the patch overly soaked.
At the end of the monitoring period, we would ask you to return the device back to the lab with the Holter Monitor Diary Sheet.
It may take up to 2 weeks for the rhythm strips to be analyzed and finalized for the report to be sent back to your referring physician. Our staff here at Edmonton Echolab will be more than happy to answer any of your questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us.