What is it?

A holter monitor records your heart rhythm continuously throughout the day and night. The length of time that you will need to wear the monitor will be determined by your cardiologist.

For any patient enquiries please speak to your cardiologist or contact Mildura Cardiology by phone (03) 5023 8111 or email [email protected] 

Procedure Information

What to bring

+A current referral from your GP or specialist

+ Medicare card and any concession cards

+Any concession or health insurance cards.

N.B. Full payment will be required on the day of the test.

* Wear a loose fitting shirt or top as the technician will need access to the chest area.

Pre-Procedure

+ Bathe or shower the morning of test is advised as you will be unable to do so for 24 hours.

+ No other preparation is required.

Procedure

+ The holter will either be hung loosely around your neck by a strap or clipped onto your waistband and electrodes stuck to areas of your chest.

+ During the recording you will need to list your symptoms, the time they occur and what you were doing at the time on the diary sheet provided.

+ Patients are able to carry out normal daily activities

DO NOT:  Get monitor wet ( i.e. no swimming or showering) nor use an electric blanket or magnetic underlay.

Results

+ Please allow three working days for results to be recorded before making a follow up appointment with the referring doctor. Please notify the technician if you have an appointment within three days following procedure. A cardiologist will complete the report.