This report mainly concerns the Holter Monitoring equipment -Holter monitor. Holter monitor is a portable ECG device that can be worn by the patient to record heart activity continuously for a certain period. Other ECG devices record heart activity only for a certain period.
Holter Monitor. If your doctor suspects heart rhythm problem, you may be outfitted with a portable device that will record your heart rhythm for a 24 or 48 hour window. This monitor continuously records all electrical activity during the period, day & night compared with an ECG that gives a snapshot in time. A diary is usually also kept to note any symptoms and when they occurred.
VIDEO: ZIO® PATCH VIDEO: Instead of a bulky holter monitor, the Zio® Patch cardiac monitor (iRhythm) looks similar to a 2- by 5-inch adhesive bandage and sticks to a patient's chest. Electrophysiologist Steven Higgins, MD of Scripps Health talks about this single-use ambulatory cardiac monitor; the device can continuously monitor their heart rhythm for up to 14 days. TV news story. 2:10 min. Uploaded May 2012. #afib