Holter Monitoring

Holter Monitoring

Ambulatory ECG monitoring has been developed as a means of recording the ECG over a set period of time in patients suspected of having cardiac arrhythmias. A Holter monitor is preferable to all other monitoring as it provides a 24-hour window of the heart rate changes and can be partnered to symptoms.

Arrhythmia indications for ambulatory ECG monitoring

  • Cardiac palpitations
  • Unexplained syncope or dizziness
  • Suspected slow heart rhythms
  • Hereditary ‘‘electrical” abnormalities
  • Evaluate the abnormal ECG; ectopy and heart block
  • Cryptogenic stroke evaluation to document paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Evaluation of success of either antiarrhythmic or ablative therapy
  • Evaluation of ventricular tachycardia
  • Paediatric monitoring
  • Following acute myocardial infarction
  • Potentially lethal arrhythmias with congestive and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Monitor cardiac implantable electronic device therapy
  • Chest pain or dyspnoea thought to be associated with arrhythmias
Holter Monitoring