Holter Monitoring

Holter Monitoring

Your physician has ordered this test to look for any electrical heart rhythm problems.  At your appointment, a technologist will apply small adhesive electrodes to your skin.  In order to ensure that the electrodes adhere well, we may need to use a skin prep gel or shave a small amount of hair from the chest.  The electrodes are then attached by wires to a monitoring device called a Holter monitor.

If you are undergoing a Holter test, you will be asked to enter any symptoms (palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, chest pain) into a patient diary.  You will also be asked to record the time you experienced these symptoms.  You will be given a time to return the monitor. The test will be interpreted by a physician, and a report sent back to your doctor.

Holter Monitoring


705-474-8600 x4531

North Bay

50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705-474-8600


680 Kirkwood Drive,
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1X3
Tel: 705-675-9193
Fax: 705-675-6817

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