Q:

What is a Holter monitor?

A:

Quick Answer

According to MedlinePlus, a Holter monitor is a continous monitor that records the heart's rhythms. It can be worn for 24 to 48 hours during normal daily activity.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

According to MedlinePlus, a Holter monitor is placed onto a patient by attaching small electrodes to the patient's chest. The electrodes are attached to wires that attach to a small recording machine. The Holter monitor can then be carried in a patient's pocket or worn in a pouch around a patient's neck or waist. While wearing the monitor, the patient's heart rate, rhythm and activity are recorded so that a doctor can tell if there is anything wrong with the patient's heart.

Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels
Sources:

Related Questions

Explore