Also known as: ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG).
What is Holter monitoring?
Holter monitoring is a test that monitors and records your heartbeat for 24 to 48 hours. It’s typically used to gain more information about an abnormal heart rhythm and determine how long and how frequently the episodes last.
What happens during the test?
A technician will attach electrodes from the Holter monitor to your chest. You will be instructed to carry the monitor with you in a pocket, pouch or attached to your waist. You may also be instructed to keep a diary of symptoms as you wear the monitor.
Is any special preparation needed?
You cannot bathe, shower, swim, have an X-ray or go near high-voltage areas or metal detectors while wearing the monitor.
What are the risk factors?
Holter monitoring at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital:
Medical professionals at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital use Holter monitors and a variety of other tests to diagnose and monitor potential heart conditions.
Reviewed by: Sherrie Joy A Baysa, MD
This page was last updated on: 7/25/2018 10:57:44 AM
From the Newsdesk
Naialee Perez had just given birth to her first child, a baby boy named Liam, when a category five hurricane was making its way towards her hometown in the island of Puerto Rico. Liam was on a ventilator and undergoing treatment for a congenital heart defect in Hospital del Niño in San Juan while those on the island prepared for what would become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in its history.
While he was still inside his mother’s womb, Luife was diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries, a congenital heart defect. Shortly after birth, Luife was taken by ambulance to the cardiac team at Nicklaus Children’s. The pediatric cardiology team took Luife’s heart apart, piece by delicate piece, and successfully, put it back together. Today, Luife is a healthy, active and outgoing 8-year-old boy who wears his “Scar of Honor” with pride.