With the Holter monitor, electrode leads are applied to the patient’s skin (similar to the leads used in recording a standard ECG), and then they are attached to a lightweight monitor.
The patient wears the heart monitor, which records the ECG for a 24-hour period on a digital flash card or cassette tape.
The Holter monitor will show the doctor every one of the patient’s heart beat for a continuous 24 – 48 hour period. If any abnormal beats or heart arrhythmias occur during that time, they will be identified.
When the Holter monitor study is completed, the patient returns to the office. This data is then uploaded and transmitted to our heart monitoring laboratory for scanning analysis. A report is generated by a certified cardiac technician using Rozinn electronic equipment. The data is then relayed to the ordering physician by email, fax and or priority mail.
With capabilities of the Internet, we can offer same day service when results are paramount.